Coalition of Unpaid Teachers (CUT) has mounted pressure on government to pay them their salaries.
Teachers who were recruited by the Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2012 have since not received their salaries, according to the group.
“We the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 batch of teachers who were recruited by GES and have yet not been paid, wish by this press statement, to notify the government over our unpaid salaries,” the group noted in a statement issued in Accra yesterday.
The release which was signed by Jude Appiah Boateng, Edmund Stunberg, Aikins E. Boateng, Gloria A. Nyarko, Kwame Bernard, Riis Nyarko and Hannah E. Appiatus expressed surprised that for several years since coming out of school they have been teaching without a penny.
According to the statement, all the necessary documentation needed for them to be paid had been sent to the GES headquarters in Accra and wondered why the delay.
“What baffles us most is that our mother unions, Ghana National Association of Teachers, National Association of Graduate Teachers and Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana are silence over this unfair treatment by the government.
…Meanwhile, majority of us have paid dues before leaving for further studies.
“…what is so amazing is that the ministry of finance has given clearance to some of our colleagues and they are receiving salaries leaving some of us with the reason that our names were not captured in the audit team exercise carried out in Nov/Dec 2015 which we all took part,” it lamented.
The statement thus called on the general public, especially the media, to join hands with them in fighting for their salaries.
“We will also like to notify the government that if by the close of this week, we have not been given clearance by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning we will advise ourselves accordingly,” it concluded.