The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) have warned that any further delay in paying their members’ salary for the month of February will put them in a financial bind.
The government has yet to pay salaries for the month of February, according to NAGRAT President Angel Carbonu.
Despite the fact that the government had planned to pay February salary by the 25th of the month, this has not happened. Many public sector employees are concerned about the delay, which comes at a time when the government is rumored to be having financial difficulties.
The President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu, spoke at a news conference in Accra today, Tuesday, and questioned the delay, asking the government to be transparent about its efforts to address the problem.
‘”We would have expected the government to launch some excellent news, even without prompting from the leadership of the various workers’ unions, to alleviate the impact of this economic hardship on the Ghanaian worker, especially since there have been no upward adjustments.”
Angel Carbonu, defending why the unions boycotted the labour conference despite the government’s invitation, said the forum was not the appropriate platform to discuss the multiplicity of unresolved issues they had brought to the government’s attention.
“We don’t see why we should go to a Labour Party convention that does nothing to help us.”