Ges Collective Bargaining Agreement

The purpose of this Agreement is to establish conditions of employment with respect to salaries, wages, hours of work and other conditions and rules of employment. the modification must be proven in writing in accordance with the contractual provisions concerned by it. Negotiations on such amendments shall commence no later than 30 days after the date of notification. 2.1 The purpose of this Agreement is to establish the Terms of Use with respect to salaries, wages, hours of work and other terms and conditions and rules of employment. 2.2 Both Parties recognize and agree to promote growth and the development of cooperation, trust, respect and fairness and to strive to maintain these virtues in their management policies and standards. 2.3 The parties consider that the best way to promote this attitude is to clarify that the employers and trade unions involved in the negotiation of this agreement were not anti-union or anti-managerial, but genuinely concerned about the well-being of the Ghanaian education service and all teachers, as well as promoting the growth of a stable trade union. The parties consider that the best way to promote these attitudes is to clarify that the employers and trade unions involved in the negotiation of this agreement were not anti-union or anti-managerial, but genuinely concerned with the best interests and well-being of the Ghana Education Service and all teachers, as well as promoting the growth of a stable union. A general review of this Collective Agreement will take place after three (3) years.7 At any time after 12 months from the date of this Agreement and twice during the term of this Agreement, either party may notify in writing that it wishes to negotiate a change in the rate of pay or other matters relating to the Terms of Use. The collective agreement guarantees teachers` normal working hours and provides protection against unjustified dismissal and disciplinary measures. It is now possible to negotiate better compensation and planned salary increases. This agreement allows for employee representation in the event of an appeal against workers` compensation and other employee interests. The previous collective agreement between teachers` unions and the GES expired in 2011 and has not been extended since that period.

Teachers` unions have always blamed GES for the delay in renewing the agreement. This agreement is being concluded between the Ghana Education Department (hereinafter referred to as the „Employer”) and the National Teachers` Association of Ghana, hereinafter referred to as the „Trade Union Association”) in accordance with the Labour Code of 2003 (Act 651). We hope that everything contained in the agreement will be respected and that its implementation will be carried out without political interference. The teaching profession and, by the way, teachers deserve respect and good working conditions. In the event of a discrepancy between the Service and the Association or the Service and the Personnel, or if local problems of any kind arise at any level in connection with the interpretation, application, non-application or violation of this Agreement, the following procedure shall be used to ensure a peaceful working atmosphere within the Service. i. The injured employee of the service first approaches the matter with his immediate head. The local secretary or the representative of the association may accompany the employee. ii. If no results are achieved, the matter is referred to the District Director of Education. The matter is referred to a complaints committee, which is formed by the district director, to which the district secretary of the association belongs for settlement. Iii.

If the matter is decided by the Complaints Committee at the district level, it is referred to a joint standing bargaining committee of the Association and the Service at the regional level. 3.5 This Agreement shall not adversely affect the existing Terms of Use and Practice. 3.6 Any element currently included in the negotiating entity shall not be excluded from the negotiating entity without the mutual consent of the parties. 3.7 It is also agreed that this document is a living document and that the fact that certain conditions are reduced to writing does not relieve either party of the responsibility to meet with the other party to discuss and negotiate matters not expressly covered by this Agreement, but which fall within the scope and intent of collective bargaining….