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TEWU Threatens Strike Over Poor Conditions Of Service

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The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) has threatened to embark on a strike if the government fails to fix disparities in the conditions of service for its members.

In a Citi News interview, the President of the Union, Mark Dankyira Korankye said all welfare policies for workers in the educational sector had been formulated to the disadvantage of non-teaching staff.

“We are going through the kind of treatment that we feel is not fair and just. Take for instance the secondary schools. Government has recruited more teachers to assist so you have different teachers taking care of the different tracks however when you come to the non teaching staff, we still have the same staff maintaining the same work that is being done.”

“We have a concern and we need the concerns to be addressed. If it is resolved, work goes on, there is peace in the education sector and students will have their peace to learn but if it does not happen, we will advise ourselves and we will see the way forward.”

TEWU has been embarking on a series of protests to demand better working conditions. In 2016, the Union embarked on a demonstration to press home their demands for better salaries.

They, however, called off the strike after deciding to negotiate with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.
Other associations including the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) have embarked on strikes over unpaid allowances among others.

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