Newly Trained Teachers Demand Five Months Salary Arrears

Newly Trained Teachers Demand Five Months Salary Arrears

Newly trained teachers recruited by the Ghana Education Service are calling on government to as a matter of urgency, settle all arrears owed them.

According to them, they have been paid a month out of their five-month salary arrears since they were employed in December 2019.

The leader of the teachers, Ekow Djan said they want relevant stakeholders to ensure that the Controller and Accountant General’s Department settle the arrears.

“We were employed in December 2019 and on our appointment letters, it was stated that we were to start work on 1st December, 2019. So by extension, if the government should pay us, they should pay us from December onwards. But what we realised was that the government paid only April salary and we don’t know what the reason is. Already, we’ve tried to speak with them and they are not giving us any tangible reason but the concern is that government was supposed to pay us for five months arrears but they rather paid only one month. So we are just calling on the government to as a matter of urgency ensure that they settle the remaining four months for us,” he appealed.

—citinewsroom

Written By

Gabriel Gabyson