We’re no longer on strike-NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has called off its strike action following President Akufo-Addo’s directive for the suspension of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) software.

National President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu said the strike action was called off following the directive from the president to have the payment system suspended.

Members of NAGRAT together with the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) declared nationwide strike over the newly introduced Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) acquired by the Public Services Commission, unpaid allowances and delayed promotions among others.

A statement issued to that effect in portion read: ‘’ It looks like the Government has suspended its obligation of paying salary arrears. Yet, day in day out, new arrears are being created. The promotion issues and salary upgrade problems, mentioned earlier, have created another batch of salary arrears. Teachers who for one reason or the other have had their salaries stopped, will have to live without being paid for months despite the fact that they report regularly to duty. Ladies and gentlemen, it is clear that the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) being operated by the Public Service Commission is incompatible with the scheme of service of the GES. The Teacher Unions since inception of the HRMIS, have complained about the system to no avail.’’

But the President though his Executive Secretary Nana Asante Bediatuo said the payment system has been suspended until all the issues revolving it have been resolved.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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