Colleges of Education Tutors threaten massive strike

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association has threatened a nationwide strike due to poor condition of service according to the western and central regions zonal chairman of the association Ebenezer Apah Bonney.

In an exclusive interview with Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan, the embittered Chairman disclosed the indefinite strike will take full effect on Thursday.

Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan who was at the Holy Child College of Education campuses in Sekondi this afternoon reported that a big red flag was hoisted at the main entrance to the school.

But the Principal of the school Mrs. Lemaire directed the tutors to remove the red flag while many tutors were also spotted wearing red armed bands to mark the beginning of their industrial strike.

According to Mr. Ebenezer Apah Bonney several negotiations entered into with government about their condition of service has been unsuccessful.

He said they are denied market premiums unlike other tertiary institutions.

Mr Apah Bonney lamented about how they were migrated from the Ghana Education Service (GES) payroll, the tutors have had nine months of their salaries in arrears.

The members say they are also denied allowances such as book and research, transport and accommodation allowances.

By: Ghana/