The CCT and other three labour unions, GNAT, NAGRAT and TEWU under the Ghana Education Service will on today Monday 27th October meet to declare another strike within strike.

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The President of the Coalition of Concern Teachers Association (CCT), Ernest Opoku hinted that despite their recent strike action to press home their demands, and the efforts by government to addressing those issues relating its interference in the management of the 2nd Tier Occupational Pension Scheme.

The President of CCT disclose this at a press conference held to outdoor the distribution of motorbikes reiterating that they still have problems that government continue to pay lip service for the past two years.
According to Ernest Opoku, they will embark on another strike within the pending strike to press harder for their demands over the refusal by government to pay their 2011 and 2012 incremental credit arrears.
The 41 year old Ernest Opoku stated another issue of concern was the GES staff rationalization and non-payment of transfer grants.

He said they had wanted to strike before the current strike but they were restrained by the Labour Commission that government will address their concerns which were lingering for the past two years.
But with the information they got from the Labour Commission last week among other things convinced them that the matter will resolved once and for all, unfortunately when they met government ?what we saw was an eye-saw? and therefore there was need to declare strike within strike.

Ernest Opoku said they have come to a stalemate where they are not sure the matter can be resolved therefore, the three unions will on Monday 27th October meet to declare another strike within strike.
He noted that even if the issues of pensions are resolved probably on Tuesday, teachers will not adhere to call to call off the strike but until their grievances are addressed amicably.

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BY Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor, [email protected]

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