The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has declared a strike over what it describes as untold pressure and hardship on teachers following the introduction of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS).
“We have complained about the system to no avail. Now teachers have also begun working long hours. We are calling on all teachers to lay down their tools and stay out of their schools until further notice,” he said.
According to Mr Angel Carbonu, President of NAGRAT, the acquisition of the HRMIS by the Public Services Commission has created a lot of setbacks and is affecting the work of teachers across Ghana.
Mr Carbonu outlined outstanding salary arrears, delays in promotion, additional responsibility allowance, delays in receiving promotion letters and inability to seek transfer as some of the issues affecting the teachers across the country.
“For those who are yet to reopen, stay away from the school premises even when they reopen,” he added.