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Strike: NLC secures restraining order against GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has secured a restraining order from the Labour Court 2 presided over by Justice Ananda Aikins, against the three striking teacher unions.

The unions are the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) the Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT.)

The NLC dragged them to court for failing to heed its order to return to the classrooms while their discussions with the government on what caused their industrial action go on.

On Monday November 7 the leadership of the unions asked their members to continue staying at home because their meeting with the government ended inconclusively.

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President of the GNAT, Rev Isaac Owusu said after the first day of the meeting on Monday November 7 that “I can tell you on authority that so far so good we have had a very constructive meeting. The parties have agreed to adjourn and resume tomorrow 2PM to continue with the deliberations.

“We have not ended the meeting, the agreement here is that the two parties have agreed that we should adjourn and resume tomorrow 2PM.”

He added “The teachers should remain calm and continue to stay at home.”

GNAT, NAGRAT) and CCT have declared strike over the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah as the new Director General of the Ghana Education (GES).

They declared the industrial action on Friday November 4.



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