We want to bring to the attention of the media how GNAT and other teacher unions are refusing to release the funds of teachers who were once with them and have left.
We have had enough evidence based on the reports that we have received from some of our members across the country, to allege that GNAT in particular wants to hold on to their funds.
These teachers contributed to the fund from their salaries and the monies belong to them. We therefore find it troubling while district secretariats of the various unions are refusing to release *exit forms* to these teachers to enable them access their funds.
Some teachers are owned to the tune of ¢3000 – ¢10,000 and the the conceit to deny them their own fund is bugling. We have done everything possible to get their leadership to intervene but all to no avail.
We have come to the conclusion that GNAT in particular, want to frustrate members who leave their association to join us. Their action is preventing others from leaving them to join our association.
We therefore want to use this medium to call on GNAT and other teacher unions to as a matter of concern call on their district officers to desist from any form illegality.
We will soon petition the Labour Department and NLC on the issue and make sure that these form of illegality cease in a country which believe in justice and freedom of association.
Albert Amoah Dadson