The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has raised concerns over government’s nonpayment of its allowances and tax relief on their salaries after their migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
According to them, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has failed to implement the payment of their allowances and tax relief since its migration to the new pay structure.
The Greater Accra Regional President of NAGRAT, Patrick Agboyibor, in an interview with Citi News
said “in February this year, the road map was laid.
The categories two and three allowances were divided into two.
Since that was done, they have never called any meeting until last June when Fair Wages called and informed them that they have set up a technical committee to work on the general and the specific and since then, no meeting has been called again.”
He further explained that teachers in the country feel cheated by the actions of the FWSC because “some public sector workers are enjoying these categories two and three allowances.
The negotiations should have been completed by now so that it would have been included in the 2013 budget.”
The teachers are therefore calling on government and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to expedite action on their demand else they may be forced to take action.
He said: “Although we have not reached a decision to strike, we will advise ourselves when this is not done.”