High Court orders striking teachers to call off the strike.

The Industrial and Labour Division of the Accra High court has ordered the all three Teacher Associations to call off the strike. The National Labour Commission has sought for an interlocutory injunction on their strike.

The Court which was presided over by Justice Aikens has asked all teacher to resume their post the various schools immediately.

In its ruling on an ex-parte motion applied for by the NLC, the High Court has ordered the teachers to go back to class, adding the order be for 10 days after which it may be repeated on notice.

The three Associations (Gnat, Nagrat, CCT) have also been ordered by the court to also comply with the directives of the National Labour Commission.

Background

On December 5, Ghana National Association of Teachers, National Association of Graduate Teachers and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers declared a strike action. This strike took effect on Monday, December 9.

The National Labour Commission declared the teachers intent to strike as illegal. The Teachers’ associations called the bluff of the commission and proceeded to strike on Monday.

Read also: GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT to go on strike on Monday.

This is the reason why the Labour Commission has sought an injunction on the strike.

Meanwhile, the President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu has said his members would return to the classroom following the court order, reports say.

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