CETAG’s Strike: Here is the Latest Update


The National Labour Commission (NLC) summoned the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) to appear before them on 2nd August, 2023, to address their ongoing issues in dispute between the association and the government.

However, CETAG was unable to honor the invitation and has provided reasons for their absence.

In a response letter to the summon, CETAG explained that they received the NLC letter on July 31st, 2023 via WhatsApp while the association’s leadership was in transit from Kumasi to various parts of the country after attending their National Delegates Conference.

Given the circumstances, they were unable to immediately deliberate on the content of the letter, resulting in a delay in their reply.

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Nonetheless, CETAG clarified that they held an online meeting to discuss the summon and acknowledged the commission’s efforts to exercise its powers by summoning them to appear before them on 2nd August, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

However, CETAG respectfully stated that there is no dispute to be settled between them and their employer(government), and so do not see the need for the summon.

In their response, they implored the commission to rather exert pressure on the government to comply with the Arbitration Award Orders issued on 2nd May, 2023, which would automatically bring an end their withdrawal of teaching and related services.

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CETAG’s message is clear and concise: they will only return to the classroom when the government meets their demands.

Until then, they have no intention of resuming their teaching duties anytime soon. The association remains steadfast in their stance, seeking resolution and improved working conditions from the government.

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