The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has announced an indefinite strike over what it describes as the untold hardship and pressure its members are facing following the introduction of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) by government, ABC News can report.
The Association asserts that the HRMIS has brought about a lot of inconveniences in their teaching life including outstanding salary arrears, delays in promotion, additional responsibility allowance, delays in receiving promotion letters and the inability to seek transfer.
President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu, further reiterated the HRMIS acquired by the Public Services Commission, has created a lot of setbacks for teachers, a situation which is affecting their work.
Speaking in an interview, the president noted that their numerous complaints to the appropriate quarters have fallen on deaf ears although the systems as purchased by the Public Services Commission are incompatible with the scheme of services of the GES.
“We have complained about the system to no avail. Now teachers have also begun working on long hours,” Mr Carbonu stated.
The president of the Association also called on all teachers to suspend their services with immediate effect and stay away from school until further actions are communicated to them.
“For those who are yet to reopen, stay away from the school premises even when they reopen,” he added.
In 2012, the Government of Ghana, under the leadership of the Public Services Commission (PSC), initiated the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) project to establish a comprehensive and common Human Resource database for all public service employees in the country. The project aims at strengthening controls around the entrance, exit, promotions and positions across the various service groups.