The Ministry of Education held an online meeting with the Leadership of the College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana, CETAG on Wednesday, 4th January 2023.
The meeting was attended by the Minister for Education, the Director for Tertiary at the Ministry of Education, the Chief Executive for Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), the Director-General of GTEC, CETAG National Officers as well as other officials from the FWSC, GTEC, and MoE.
The following emerged at the close of the meeting:
1. Roadmap for Staff Audit
The Hon. Minister asked GTEC to submit a written roadmap to his office by the close of Thursday, January 5, 2023. This was after CETAG had requested for the same, in which their level of involvement will be communicated to them.
2. Concerns on data on CETAG members for the all-year-round work compensation.
CETAG raised concerns about the inconsistencies in the data submitted by some colleges for the payment of the all-year-round work compensation. As a result, leadership is writing to all local chairs immediately to contact
their Principals and verify the data that was submitted.
The data is expected to cover all CETAG Members who taught for 12 credit hours and above, and who qualify for a hundred percent of the package.
In addition, those who taught less credit hours or none but remained on campus to play their roles such as STS Supervision of Project Work, etc. because colleges were in session also qualify for seventy percent of the package.
Locals affected must furnish leadership with the information by the close of Friday, January 6th, 2023 to enable them to write to GTEC immediately for rectification.
3. 55% weighting on the outstanding generic allowances
The Govemment Team requested to be given up until Friday, January 6, 202,3 to get a mandate from the Finance Ministry to enable them to grant us.
4. The effective date for Conditions of Service (CoS)
The government team remained in January 2023 with a clear indication that they cannot grant the mutually agreed effective date of January 2022.
5. No Further Negotiations
Leadership indicated to the Government Team that CETAG is not expecting any form of new negotiations but rather MoA/MoU based on the already agreed terms to sign off to bring the CoS into fruition.
In conclusion, there is nothing like the resumption of the Strike action by CETAG. Trainees are to report to campus and commence their academic activities as instructed earlier.