Education Minister, Lee Ocran
Some aggrieved teachers in the Northern Region have given government one-week ultimatum to pay their 14-month accumulated salaries.
Failure to meet their demand within the stipulated period will lead to industrial action, they have warned.
According to them, they have since September 2011 not been paid their salaries and are surviving on allowances.
At a news conference in Tamale, the spokesperson for the aggrieved teachers, Baako Yahaya said their patience had been overstretched.
He disclosed that the underpaid teachers have since after their appointment in 2011 been receiving GhC 300 allowances and there were no signs of placing them on the right salary scale.
He said: “After we received our appointments in September 2011 and after working for about 14 to 15 months with the Ghana Education Service, it is baffling to know that we have not been put on the right salary scale.”
“We therefore implore on the government to come to our aid at this difficult time by facilitating the payment of our arrears and placement onto the appropriate salary scheme as soon as possible,” he maintained.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah /Citifmonline.com/Ghana