THE NATIONAL Labour Commission (NLC) has directed the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to invite the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) to join its team for the ongoing negotiations with the Ghana Education Service (GES) on improved conditions for teachers in the Service.
The directive was given in Accra yesterday at a meeting called by the Commission to deliberate on a complaint made by GNAT that GES was frustrating the negotiations by insisting that NAGRAT be represented at the negotiations.
A statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer of NLC, Mohammed Affum, indicated that the Commission took the decision in accordance with Labour Regulations 10 of Legislative Instrument 1833, which provides that the trade union that holds the bargaining certificate in a situation where there are many unions in an enterprise shall consult or where appropriate, invite the other unions in the course of negotiations to participate in the negotiation process.
It pointed out that GNAT's earlier invitation to NAGRAT was in the respect of last year's negotiations and not the current negotiations.
By Mike Avickson