Ghana’s Education Service and the four recognised teacher unions in the country after further consultations have finally come into conclusion to renew the Collective Agreement which last expired in 2011 due to delays.
The teacher unions in August 2020 renewed and signed the Collective Agreement for teaching staff within the Ghana Education Service (GES).
2019 Agitation by Unions
A member of the Union, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in 2019 called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure a new Collective Agreement for its workers is negotiated before December 31.
GNAT in a communique further tasked the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure the negotiation are agreed upon by all parties involved and signed to legitimize the replacement of the old which expired since 2011.
According to both parties, the Collective Agreement is a signed document agreed upon by the employer (Ghana Education Service) and the employee (teacher) to ensure a satisfactory job standard.
The agreement is mainly to outline conditions of service relating to salaries, wages, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment in the country.