The three teacher unions embarking on an industrial action against the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) have called off their strike.
This follows a court order asking the unions to return to the classroom after the National Labour Commission (NLC) filed an interlocutory injunction on their strike.
Even though the unions began the action after the appointment of the new Director General of the GES following the ousting of the previous boss, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, they later supplemented their rationale with other welfare deficits in the profession as part of their reasons for laying down their tools.
The Accra Labour Court 2 presided over by Justice Ananda Aikins gave the ruling after the National Labour Commission’s restraining order against the teacher unions from continuing with their illegal strike.
President of the Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Angel Carbonou told journalists Friday, November 11, 2022, that “we can’t disrespect the court order. To that end, we are telling all our members to resume work on Monday. Every teacher should go to work on Monday.”