Staff of the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) have served notice to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike beginning Friday, February 18, 2022.
According to the staff, the government has failed to respond to their resolution presented to the Communication and Digitalisation Ministry on January 5 which enumerated their poor conditions of service, hence, their decision to commence the industrial action.
“…having presented a resolution to the honourable Minister for Communication and Digitalisation dated January 5, 2022 without any response, we do hereby resolve to embark on an indefinite strike action starting from Friday 18th February 2022,” a statement from the staff noted.
In 2016, the staff of GMet laid down their tools and demanded the amendment of GMET ACT 682 of 2004 which they had raised issues about as far back as 2013.
Since last year, a number of state institutions have embarked on strike actions to demand better conditions of service.
The most recent is the strike action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to mount pressure on the government to increase monthly pay for entry level lecturers to $2,084.42
Read the full statement below;