A crunch meeting between the initiative of the four striking educator workers' organizations and the public authorities to determine the stalemate ended in an impasse.
The gathering was attended by delegates from the Ministry of Finance; the CEO of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Benjamin Arthur; the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa; the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum; and the Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah.
An individual from the initiative of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Isaac Baah, who was available at the gathering, told JoyNews in a meeting that the "public authorities came with nothing, thus we finished the gathering".
As indicated by him, the crunch meeting hung on Wednesday, which was supposed to determine the stalemate. It didn't keep going long.
He said the delegates at the gathering told them "they didn't have the order" to give the 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) the educator associations had requested.
Mr. Baah made sense of that the public authority authorities who went to the gathering mentioned the instructor associations to cancel the strike before exchanges could begin.
He nevertheless emphasized that instructors won't continue work until the public authority meets their 20% COLA interest.
"We have previously presented a solicitation way back in February, so essentially you understand what we are requesting, so you ought to be ready prior to welcoming us," Mr. Baah said on Newsnight Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Kwesi Kwarteng, Public Relations Officer at the Education Ministry, stated that the government will continue to draw educators in based on their requests.
We will keep on drawing on them authoritatively and informally, both officially and casually. "I can clearly address the present [Wednesday] meeting, the result of the gathering, and I am certain that, in light of the present gathering, the public authorities' side will meet again very much like the educator associations they have engaged," he told Emefa Apawu on Newsnight Wednesday.
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