CLOGSAG SUPPORTS TEACHER’S INDUSTRIAL ACTION OVER NEW D-G APPOINTMENT

CLOGSAG SUPPORTS TEACHER’S INDUSTRIAL ACTION

 

PRESS RELEASE BY CIVIL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT STAFF ASSOCIATION, GHANA (CLOGSAG) IN SOLIDARITY WITH TEACHER UNIONS, GHANA THAT HAD DECLARED STRIKE AT PRE TERTIARY LEVELS

 

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) has been following with keen interest the impasse between the three Teachers Unions and the Ghana Education Service.

 

While supporting the Teacher Unions on the bold steps they have taken to sanitize the operations of the Ghana Education Service, CLOGSAG finds the twists and turns in the discussion quite unhealthy.

 

Similar appointments in the Civil Service and the Local Government Service are not conducive for industrial harmony.

 

A case in point is the appointment of Registrar at the Births and Deaths Registry, that has culminated in a court action that is still pending.

 

CANA The 1992 Constitution provides under Article 195(1) that 195(1)”subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the power to appoint persons to hold or to act in an office in the public services shall vest in the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the governing council of the service concerned given in consultation with the Public Services Commission”.

 

It is significant to note that the appointment of public officers vested in the president should be in accordance with the advice of the governing council of the service concerned given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

For industrial peace to prevail, the appointing authority should adhere strictly to the provisions in the Constitution on the appointment of public officers.

Meanwhile, CLOGSAG would be calling for an emergency meeting to chart its course of subsequent actions.

We should all endeavor to act in a manner that will sustain industrial harmony in the country.

Long Live Ghana

Long Live FORUM

Long live Teacher Unions,

Long live CLOGSAG

Issued by the Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG on 9th November, 2022

ISAAC BAMPOE ADDO EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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