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Strike: Stop frustrating our members – TEWU warns CHASS

Strike: Stop frustrating our members – TEWU warns CHASS.

The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) has warned the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to stop intimidating its members following the strike by teacher unions.

On Monday, 4th July 2022, the four (4) Unions in Education, namely Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT), TEWU and Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana, withdrew their services in all the Pre-Tertiary educational space, to back their demand for the Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA).

This involved both Teaching and Non-Teaching staff.

TEWU however, said in a statement that “it is sad to note this, information reaching us is that some members of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools(CHASS), are intimidating our members, the non-teaching staff, especially the kitchen staff and forcing them to remain at work.

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“We find the actions of these CHASS members as very unfortunate, to say the least.

“We, in the leadership of the Union, do not want to have any confrontations with anybody as far as this Industrial Action is concerned. No teacher is being forced and threatened to remain in the classroom so we do not see why the non-teaching staff are being treated this way.”

“We are by this medium, requesting the Director-General of GES to call these Heads to order and asked them to refrain from the threats and intimidations as we all seek the appropriate response from Government on our request.

“We are by this medium also telling ALLthe Non-Teaching staff to withdraw all services and stay at home until you hear from us, your leaders,” the statement issued by the General Secretary of TEWU, Mark Dankyira Korankye said.

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