Teachers in turf war with GES over unilateral insurance premium deductions

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Teachers in the country are currently at warpaths with the Ghana Education Service (GES) over the unilateral deduction of insurance premiums from their June salaries.

MyNewsGh.com observed from pay slips of some teachers that GH¢10 was deducted from the salaries of the teachers meant for an insurance package termed as GES-SIC.

Most teacher union leaders MyNewsGh.com spoke to denied knowledge of the commencement of the deduction indicating that it was done on their blind side.

According to what we gathered, the Ghana Education Service signed the compulsory insurance cover with SIC life for all teachers in the country which mandates teachers to pay GH¢10 to be deducted at source starting June 2018.

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) disclosed that they were not duly consulted before the implementation of the mandatory insurance deductions.

They have vowed to petition the government and other stakeholders and follow up with an emergency meeting before the close of the week to discuss the matter which has left most teachers seething in anger.

Meanwhile, a document has been sighted by MyNewsGh.com giving details of the Group Life Insurance Package for teachers.

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