NAGRAT declares nationwide strike


The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) of Ghana has declared a nationwide strike.

NAGRAT said there are a lot of issues “negatively affecting the Ghanaian teacher” which must be addressed hence their decision to leave the classrooms as schools are about to re-open.

“Notable, among the issues raised was the Newly Introduced Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) acquired by the Public Services Commission which has brought a lot of problems and pains to the Ghanaian Teacher, in the following areas,” the president of NAGRAT, Mr. Eric Angel Carbonu, told the media on Thursday.

“Some teachers who have completed their study leave with or without pay, have had difficulty being reinstated into the Ghana Education Service (GES) and even when they are reinstated, they are still being paid their pre-study leave salaries."

“…Teachers who for one reason or the other have had their salaries stopped, will have to live without being paid for months despite the fact that they report regularly to duty,” Mr. Carbonu stated. He, therefore, declared: “Leadership informs the general public and indeed all teachers that from today 5th September 2019 we have decided to lay down our tools. NAGRAT here declares a STRIKE. All teachers in schools that have already reopened should lay down their tools and stay out of school.

Those that are yet to reopen, must stay out of the schools when school reopens. We call on all our teachers to be steadfast in this industrial action.”