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REGION POSITION OFFICER INSTITUTION TELEPHONE NO.
Upper East Chairman ATOMPOYA SAMUEL BOLGATANGA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 202426281
Secretary JOHN AKUNZEBE ST. LOUIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (BOLGATANGA 206445839
Financial Officer ANABA JOSEPH BAWKU MUNICIPAL EDUCATION OFFICE 242651495
Pub/Org. Secretary KELINZA IMMACULATE ZUARUNGU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 207463626
Lady Coordinator MONWEH VICTORIA ZAMSE SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 208167793
Volta  Regional Chairman Gellie David Municipal Educ. Office, Ho 243403268
Regional  Finance Officer Boamah Kwamenah Frank Peki Senior High School 243584356
Reg. Publicty/ Org. Secretary Gbedzeha Emmanuel Korsi  E. P. Senior High Sch, Hohoe 204431884
Regional Secretary Seyram Abra Geni-Aidam Mawuli Senior High Sch. Ho 244994913
Gender Desk Coordinator Opoku Janet A.B. Agotime Senio High School
Upper west  CHAIRMAN LARRY AZUMAH DOBILE PRESBY JHS 244593310
 SECRETARY TUNTI DOMINIC YAW TUMU SEC. TECH. 206763686
 FINANCE OFFICER ASUMAH JAMES ST FRANCIS XAVIER SHS 244126274
ORGANIZING /PUBILICITY SECRETARY IMORO-LIMAN NUURUDEEN LAWRA SHS 208211408
LADIES OF EXCELLENCE CO-ORDINATOR DAPILEE FELICIA TUMU COLLAGE OF EDUCATION 0
Eastern FINANCE OFFICER OWUSU ERIC NKWATIA SHS 249126852
LADIES OF EXCELLENCE LINDA BOADIWAA KADE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 244963797
REG. CHAIRMAN GODWIN AWOONOR-YEVU ASAMANKESE SHS 268292103
REG. PUBLICITY /ORG.SEC ADU-TWUM FRANK A. ABOAGYE ABUAKWA STATE COLLEGE 244536337
REG. SECRETARY NTIAMOAH COKER AKIM-SWEDRU SHS 245049995
Greater Accra CHAIRMAN RENE S. KWAMIKORKOR AMASAMAN TECH. S.H.S 244727379
SECRETARY HENRY TETTEH DZANGMAH CHEMU S.H.S 244753517
FINANCIAL OFFICER EMMANUEL .S.K LARBI PRESEC LEGON 267400308
PUBLICITY ORG.SEC YAW BARIMAH BEDIAKO ACCRA HIGH SCHOOL 266138813
LADIES OF EXCELLENCE PEARL ANYADI TEMA PRESEC 200649444
Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman Akidam A. Augustine Notre Dame SHS 244969781
Regional Secretary Sylvester Tabiasi-Naa Boyem SHS 207530075
Publicity & Organising Sec. Bofah Richard Kijadi SHS 244133735
Finance Officer Fuseini Abukari Dawuni Biedan Methodist SHS 208943962
Ladies Of Exc. Coord. Gloria Babayara District Education Office 244457648
Ashanti Region Chairman Francis Yaw Owusu Bekwai SDA SHS 208111300
Secretary Baba Atindaana Joseph Armed Forces SHTS 209187346
Finance Officer Robert Boakye Effiduase SHS 243234139
PUBLICITY ORG.SEC Alhaji Alhassan Ninche Jachie-Pramso SHS 244836863
LADIES OF EXCELLENCE CO-ORDINATOR Adellaide Byaa Powers Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS 207501442
Central Region Regional Chairman Augustine Kofi Pennin Mfantsipim 243306955
Regional Secretary Justice Henry Affankwa Nsaba Presby SHS 249323270
Publicity & Organising Sec. George Alfred Koomson Obiri Yeboah SHS 243171115
Finance Officer Thomas K. Coffie Gomoa West Edu Officer 545038516
Ladies Of Exc. Coord. Salamatu Gausu Cape Coast Sch for the Deaf 244085161
NORTHERN REGION Chairman Mohammed Saani Alhassan 207024798
Secretary Nasamu Christopher 208882178
Finance Officer Issahaku Sumaila 243104335
Publicity/ Organizing  secretary Yahuza Salifu 204684720
Ladies of Excellence Amamata K.H Seidu 208389340
Western Region Chairman Justin Nelson Asankragwa S.H.S 244595553
Secretary Edith Sumbo Takoradi S.H.S 208201875
Finance Officer Patrick Amoo Asankragwa SHS 208900172
Publicity and Organising Secretary Elliot Ntiako Komfueku J.H.S 242334499
Ladies Coordinator  Christina Ansah Fijai S.H.S 207507565

UNRESOLVED GRIEVANCES OF THE STAFF OF THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATE TEACHERS (NAGRAT) - GHANA National Secretariat P. O. Box NM 329 Accra –Ghana 4th July, 2014

Tel:  233-0302-403454

www.nagrat.org E-mail:info@nagrat.org   THE CHAIRMAN NATIONAL LABOUR COMMISSION PRIVATE MAIL BAG ACCRA       THE CHAIRMAN GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE COUNCIL P. O. BOX M 45 ACCRA     Dear Sir,

 UNRESOLVED GRIEVANCES OF THE STAFF OF THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE

We write to complain about the way and manner government and the Ghana Education Service management have handled grievances of the staff of the service. From 2010 to date, the unions of the Ghana Education Service have raised concerns on grievances that have been left unresolved by the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and for that matter government. These grievances have been the major reasons behind various strikes, demonstration; and petitions, and yet their redress remains far from sight. Sir, you would recall that in May 2014 the grievances listed below caused the National Association of Graduate Teachers to serve notice of its intention of industrial action on the National Labour Commission and the subsequent declaration of industrial action. They are:
  1. Second Tier Pension Scheme
  2. Payment of Outstanding Incremental Credits for 2011 and 2012
  3. Non-payment of Transfer Grants and T&T Allowances to Teachers Transferred from 2010 to date
  4. Three (3) Months Pay Policy on Newly Recruited Staff, Promotions and Re-engagement
  5. Revision of WAEC Invigilation Allowances.
Consequent upon that industrial action, a meeting was convened between the government team and the Teacher Unions on 15th May, 2014 to resolve the issues relating to teachers of the Ghana Education Service. At the meeting various agreements were reached on the issues and a Communiqué signed. (Vide copy for your study and use). We wish to bring to your notice that government and the GES management have failed to adhere to the tenets of the Communiqué they signed. A case in point is that on the payments of not more than three (3) months’ salary arrears. The agreement is that District Directors of education would submit completed templates for payment of the remaining arrears to Regional Directors latest by 16th May, 2014 and that payment are expected by the end of June 2014. Sir, we are now in July and most of the templates are still at the District Directorates. Payments for those that have been submitted to headquarters have not been made. On transfer grants, the Communiqué mandated District Directors to collate data on qualified beneficiaries by end of May 2014. Stakeholders were to be invited upon receipt of the data for a verification and validation exercise for payments to be effected. We have moved through June to July, 2014 yet the Stakeholders’ meeting has not been convened. Needless to say, the verifications and validation exercise has not taken place and a date for payment not known. Closely linked to the payment of transfer grant is the staff deployment and rationalization exercise. Government and the GES management agreed to suspend the exercise and source funding for the payment of transfer grants and T&T of teachers transferred since 2010. As of now the outstanding grants and allowance have not been paid yet teachers are being transferred under the exercise Collection of data on teachers who were transferred has been done for the group of 2014 to the neglect of all those transferred from 2010 to 2013. On the strength of that Communiqué and the genuine desire to create the congenial climate for further negotiations, NAGRAT called off its strike on 21st May, 2014. On the same day, the National Labour Commission (NLC) invited the parties to a meeting aimed at resolving the grievances. It is pertinent to point out that while NAGRAT and the FWSC attended the meeting other parties namely the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations failed to honour the invitation. The NLC scheduled another meeting for 18th June, 2014. The National Labour Commission notwithstanding issued some directive to be responded to by 11th June, 2014 prior to the meeting of 18th June, 2014. (Please find copy attached) Sir, it is interesting to note that the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service which had invited NAGRAT to a meeting on that day postponed the meeting indefinitely when NAGRAT called off the strike. That meeting has not been reconvened to date. This is a clear indication of the lack of commitment of government and the GES management to resolving the grievances of the Ghana Education Service Staff. When National Officers of NAGRAT reported at the premises of the National Labour Commission on 18th June, 2014, they were told that the meeting had been postponed indefinitely. It is almost three (3) weeks now and the National Labour Commission has left the issues hanging without any communication with the leadership of the Association. Sir, teachers are getting increasingly convinced that their grievances are systematically trivialized. We want to state emphatically that should any unpleasant outcome occur, teachers will take no share of blame. Their patience has been stretched to the limit and the disquiet is becoming alarming.   Yours faithfully,     Stanislaus P. Nabome General Secretary Cc:
  1. The Honourable Minister,
Ministry of Education Accra
  1. The Honourable Minister
Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations Accra
  1. The Honourable Minster,
Ministry of Finance Accra
  1. The Chief Executive
Fair Wages and Salaries Commission Accra
  1. The Director General
Ghana Education Service Accra
  1. The General Secretary
Ghana National Association of Teachers Accra
  1. The General Secretary
Teacher and Educational Workers Union Accra
  1. The President
Coalition of Concerned Teachers Accra
  1. All Regional Chairmen,
NAGRAT Regional Secretariat