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Concerned Teachers Planned strike suspended again

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has put on hold a planned nationwide strike which was due to begin today [Tuesday].

This is despite their stern threat a fortnight ago over the non-payment of their salary arrears.

.According to the Coalition, the government had failed to honour its pledges to pay the monies on two occasions. Continue reading Concerned Teachers Planned strike suspended again

How to avoid being disappointed by SSNIT with your money: Retirement – How prepared are you?

*RETIREMENT – How Prepared are you?*
In my capacity as an actuarial officer, I have had diverse
encounters with people especially the elderly asking the
question; How much will SSNIT pay me when I retire?
Normally, these individuals have some years, months or even
few weeks to retire.
Continue reading How to avoid being disappointed by SSNIT with your money: Retirement – How prepared are you?

How much money teachers make around the world

How much money teachers earn around the world:

How much do educators get paid for their work? We asked 16 public school teachers in communities around the world — from Kildare to Kathmandu, Johannesburg to Oslo — to tell us what they earned in one month (and how they spent it). Here’s what they said:
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We the 2010 batch of trained teachers in the Volta Region wish to state unequivocally clear, our displeasure about the undue delays in the payment of our accumulated salaries ( Back Pay) for the past 13 months.

We are therefore calling on Government, GES, GNAT , NAGRAT and all other stakeholders that matter:

1. to come out and explain to our members why the delay.

2. to give us a deadline as to when the monies will be paid into our accounts.

3. that we can no longer meet the burden of taking care of rent, utility bills and feeding among others on meager allowances.

4. to give us an assurance of full payment of all that is due us in one tranche .

Failure to hear anything positive from government before the 10th day of October, 2011 will leave us with no other option than to hit the streets and subsequently lay down our tools.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,
Gliff Eric Jerry
( Secretary)
( 0249877338)

Kafui J. Sename
( Coordinator )
( 0242333178)

The Volta Regional Minister
The Minster of Education
The Volta Regional Director,
GES The Director General,
GES The Volta Regional GNAT Secretary
The Volta Regional NAGRAT Secretary
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Betty Mould Appeals To University Lecturers Over Delayed Arrears

Education Minister Betty Mould- Iddrisu is appealing to university teachers to exercise restraint as government works to pay the salaries owed them by Friday.

Last year , the teachers called off an over – a- month old strike after government promised to pay the salary arrears.

They have been agitating over delays in the payment , threatening to strike again.

But government promised their leaders at a meeting on Monday it will settle the arrears by close of this week.

Education Minister Betty Mould-Iddrisu told Joy News this should end the agitations . “ I think they were nervous because we hadn ’ t really tied the knots and finalized everything in cast iron, ” she said , adding , “we have been doing a lot of discussions and consultations behind doors … and we were able to negotiate the agreement in a common spirit of trying to move the process forward and bring peace and calm to the campuses, ” Mrs. Mould -Iddrisu explained .
Source: Joy News/ Myjoyoyonline. com /Ghana

Concerned Teachers Coalition Group Reject 15% Pay Rise

Members of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers ( CCT) in the Eastern region have said that they will never accept the 15 percent increment in salaries since they see it as an insult to their dignity.

They have therefore advised all teachers to stay away from the classroom when public schools re – open on May 3 , as a protest against ‘ injustices’ in salary structures. “ We want to tell the president that 15percent is a big insult and we as members of Concerned Teachers want it to be deleted from our pay slips because we don ’ t need it , ” the national coordinator of the coalition , Norbert Gborgbortsi, said these when the leadership of the body addressed a press conference on developments of the Single Spine Salary Structure ( SSSS ) for teachers at Koforidua yesterday.

He said for instance , a teacher who took home a monthly salary of GH¢ 400 could not be satisfied with GH ¢60 as an increment in his salary because it was an insult.

He said what worsened matters was a comment allegedly made by a deputy Minister of Information, Baba Jamal , on Peace FM ’ s ‘ Kokrokoo ’ programme last Wednesday that teachers had kept quiet because they had got what they wanted from the government.

“We want to tell Hon Baba Jamal that we are not quiet because of the paltry 15percent his government has given to teachers ,” the Coalition of Concerned Teachers said.

Ako Forson , a member of the coalition who also addressed the press, said the group was very disappointed when leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers ( GNAT ) said GNAT did not have the right to do sector- wide bargaining but could only do centralized bargaining under the leadership of Ghana Trades Union Congress and Fair Wages and Salary Commission.

He added that GNAT was now shifting the blame to Trades Union Congress, Fair Wages and Salary Commission and so these bodies must seriously come clean on the SSSS.

According to him , GNAT , in its recent press conference, said it had proposed other allowances and would negotiate with its members . “We concerned teachers are saying that GNAT could not defend the professional allowance which has been rationalized and harmonized , so what shows that it can defend clothing, risk and rent allowances, ” he said, stressing that it was the agitations by teachers that helped to restore the retention premium.

The concerned teachers therefore expressed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of GNAT and said they would do all in their power to force the leadership out of office.

“Leaders of GNAT are our employees. We use our monies to pay them and if we are not satisfied with their services, then they should immediately leave . ”

According to the concerned teachers , they would use the Commission on Human Rights and Administration Justice ( CHRAJ ) to fight their leaders and remove them from office.
Source: Daily Guide/ Ghana

Chief Commends Government Over Teachers Single Spine Salary Structure

Nana Ekow Arhin II , Chief of Kokoado Division at Saltpond in the Central Region has commended the Government for rectifying the anomalies in the salaries of teachers under the Single Spine Salary Structure ( SSSS ).

He said “The speed with which the issue was handled by the Government contributed immensely to the fulfillment of its promise to rectify the anomalies , an end to the series of demonstrations nation-wide, smooth completion of the BECE and congenial atmosphere for teaching and learning in schools ”.

Nana Arhin made the commendation in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Winneba -Junction at the week -end.

He noted that teachers played an important role in the up- bringing of future leaders of the country and the return of the teachers after President Evans Atta Mills’ intervention clearly showed “his love for the noble teaching profession . ”

Nana Arhin , Former Chairman of Agona Swedru All Blacks Footbal Club , appealed to the leadership of the various associations in the teaching profession to solve any differences existing between them and the Government in the interest of the youth , the profession as well as the society.