The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has called off its 24 academic days strike action which commenced on the 29th of September this year.

CETAG called off the strike this afternoon following the compulsory arbitration by the National Labour Commission(NLC) ordering striking teachers at the various Colleges of Education to return to the negotiation table.

The Commission had directed government and all the parties involved in the protracted market premium impasse to resolve the issue within 14 days,hence the move by CETAG.

The National President of CETAG, Prince Obeng Hema earlier indicated the National Executive Committee(NEC) of the union was scheduled to meet to decide on the next line of action.

“As it is now we’re going to go back to our people to inform them; that is the NEC and respectively inform them and then we begin the process” he said.

But after the National Executive Committee meeting held this afternoon, the striking teachers of the Colleges of Education have resolved to return to their posts, while the process for an amicable settlement of their issues continues, Western Regional Zonal Chairman at the Sekondi Holy Child College of Education, Ebenezer Appah Bonney disclosed to Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan.

All 46 Colleges of Education shut down indefinitely following the failure of government and CETAG to reach a middle-ground on the payment of their interim market premium as well as their book and Research allowances.