All Teachers Alliance Ghana (ATAG) , the ‘youngest’ Teacher Union in the Ghana Education Service have threatened to embark on a demonstration against government over their unpaid salaries.
The teachers, who have threatened not to teach alleged that they have not received any payment of their accumulated salaries since they started teaching in 2012 to 2016.
The Communications Director of the group, David Opoku Boahen affirmed the group's intended actions on SilverFMs political show GhanaMONTIE saying that the group has suffered and they feel cheated and are being treated unfairly.
The group is also accusing government and the Ghana Education Service of failing to renew their conditions of service which expired over six years ago.
The group in a statement said "The whooping accumulation of arrears is stunning and mind boggling. Many of us are full of grievances because legitimately we have been denied what is due us after working for months and years without salaries."
"This treatment is sheer wickedness against the profession. There are many of us, across the country that are affected by these unprecedented arrears issue. From 2012 up till 2016, many teachers who were employed legitimately by the government through the
Ghana Education Service were only paid three months’ salary arrears and the rest left outstanding. Though some payments had been made since 2015, it is yet to cover every victim. For instance, the 2016 batch of teachers, numbering over 16,000 is yet to receive their arrears," it added.
The teacher group demonstration is expected in Accra on Thursday, July 5 at Obra Sport at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to demonstrate against the government and the Ghana Education Service over the unpaid Salary arrears.
The demonstration is expected to begin from 8:30 am on July 5,2018.
Mark F. silveronline24 / SilverFM