Teachers angry with govt for defaulting in Tier 2 pension payments.

According to four teacher unions, the Ghana Education Service (GES) Occupational Pension Scheme has not been funded by the government as of yet (Tier 2). The unions include the Tertiary Educational Workers Union, the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, the National Association of Graduate Teachers, and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) (TEWU).

The unions claim that even though the government deducts these contributions from their salary each month, there are approximately GH400 million in unpaid contributions as of the last payment in March 2022. Speaking to Citi News on behalf of the four unions, TEWU General Secretary Mark Dankyira Korankye lamented: “We have addressed multiple letters to the regulator, that they should ensure that the employer pays the payments as it’s deducted.

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Unfortunately, it looks that the regulator is powerless, thus we must issue this declaration right away. “As a starting step, we are proposing that the regulator’s allowances or fee owed to them must likewise not be paid if it is not performing its duties. I believe they will be forced to tell the government to give the regular employee their rightful pensions if they are not paid their fee.

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