Nine Labour Unions to strike by 30th April if…

This delay in addressing the teachers' grievances may lead to further disruptions in academic activities.
This delay in addressing the teachers' grievances may lead to further disruptions in academic activities.

Nine Labour Unions forming ‘The FORUM’ have announced their intention to go on strike by April 30, 2024.

This decision comes as a result of the government’s failure to transfer pension arrears to their respective fund managers, a situation that has been unresolved for over a decade.

The Chairman of The FORUM, Isaac Bampoe Addo, expressed his disappointment during an exclusive interview with 3news’ labour correspondent, Daniel Opoku in Accra.

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Addo highlighted their grievances, particularly the need for the Minister of Pensions to ensure the efficient transfer of past credit by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to the public sector pension scheme.

However, there has been no response from the Minister, prompting the unions to push forward with their strike plans.

“The Forum met and raised issues that we wanted to be addressed by Minister of Pensions. We wanted among others, transfer of past credit by SSNIT to the public sector pension scheme…The Minister has not acknowledged our letter so we shall proceed with our strike. So from here, we are going to notify the National Labour Commission about our strike,” he said.

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The FORUM is composed of prominent public sector associations, including the Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) Ghana, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Government Hospitals Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA), Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG), and Ghana Association of Certified Anesthetists.

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This strike threat raises concerns about potential disruptions to public services, including healthcare, education, and judiciary operations, among others.

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