The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of the Trades Union Congress – Ghana (TUC), has demanded that government immediately pays Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), to members without fail.
The union says their members cannot wait any longer, for life has become extremely unbearable for them due to the harsh economic conditions in the country. This was contained in a press release issued by the General Secretary of TEWU, Mark D. Korankye.
The statement said, “Failure to respond positively to this call, the country’s educational sector stand to suffer and that will have a damming effect on the final years of the Senior High Schools in their preparations towards final examinations”.
The leadership of TEWU of TUC (GH) says that, it has since September 2021 called on authorities to pay COLA to workers in order to enable them cope with the incessant economic challenges but their efforts yielded no results. “Unfortunately, these appeals have not received any positive response, not even an acknowledgement of the Union appeals by government, especially the sector minister, that is, the Minister for Employment and Labor Relations”.