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Title:Black board struggles: teacher unionism under the 'democratic' Rawlings regime 1992-2000
Author:Amoako, Samuel
Periodical:Ghana Studies (ISSN 1536-5514)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:trade unions
Abstract:Samuel Amoako's contribution examines union activism among teachers in Ghana during the Rawlings regime to highlight the challenges to workers and unions during the transition from military to democratic rule. The transition to democratic rule presented both opportunities and challenges to teachers and their unions. The new legal and political institutional framework did permit labour pluralism, allowing some graduate teachers, who found the GNAT (Ghana National Association of Teachers ) unable to fight for their interests, to break off to found their own association. While this seemed to cause a fragmentation in the teachers' front, this development did not in fact cause any immediate set-back for organised teachers. What became the bane of organised teachers was the government's insensitivity to their demands. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]