The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is emphasizing the urgent need for the government to resume negotiations with all teacher unions in the country. This call comes in response to unresolved challenges concerning teachers’ conditions of service that were raised last year.
NAGRAT stresses the importance of initiating negotiations promptly to address outstanding issues and bring about a swift resolution. The union is concerned that delays in the negotiation process could lead to uncertainties, potentially resulting in strike actions.
Awoonor Yevu Godwin, the Eastern Regional Chairman of NAGRAT, conveyed this message during a media interaction at the Adonten Senior High School in the Akuapem South Municipality. Speaking on the sidelines of a health screening and fun games that marked the commencement of activities for NAGRAT’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations, he dismissed claims that their request is driven by election-year dynamics. Instead, he urged the government to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare of teachers.
“We are asking the government to begin negotiations with the leadership of all the teacher unions in the country so that in the shortest possible time, they will come out with a very good proposal and come to the table, and all teachers will know what the government has for us.”
NAGRAT’s appeal emphasizes the need for a proactive approach from the government to ensure a positive outcome in the negotiations and to address the concerns of teachers across the nation.