The National Labour Commission, NLC, has declared the ongoing strike by the Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana illegal.
This declaration was made after the two parties met on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
The association declared a strike on Monday, April 11, 2022, to call for better conditions of service and payment of arrears.
The Executive Secretary of the NLC, Ofosu Asamoah, who briefed Citi News about the outcome of a meeting it had with the association said it has ordered CENTSAG to immediately call off the strike and return to the negotiation table.
“Unfortunately they could not defend themselves and ended up apologizing for failing to appear before the Commission on the 30th of March and going ahead to declare a strike without reverence to us. The Commission thus declared the strike illegal and ordered that they call off the strike.”
“We have asked that they meet with GTEC, and update us on the resolutions from the meeting.”
Meanwhile, the President of the Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association, Federick Yeboah, says it will comment on the decision of the Commission after it has met with its leadership.
“NLC has given its ruling and has asked that we call off the strike. It also asked us to report to it on Wednesday, April 22, 2022, to update them on the resolutions we make with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.”
The association indicated that it is yet to decide on whether or not to comply after meeting with stakeholders.