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The leadership of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has declined an invitation by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to appear before it over their strike.

According to NAGRAT, an invitation based on radio interview is invalid and would not be honoured.

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) declared a nationwide strike effective, September, 05, 2019 over arrears and delayed promotions.

The NLC’s Executive Secretary, Ofosu Asamoah, subsequently ordered NAGRAT, to avail themselves on Wednesday, September 11 for further talks or face the consequence thereof.

But, in an interview with Accra-based Citi Fm, NAGRAT President, Angel Carbonu called the bluff of the Executive Secretary of the NLC arguing that the Commission had no locus to haul the association before it.

“As far as I am concerned, I do not have any formal invitation. I have just heard that the Executive Secretary of the Labour Commission was passing judgment on the matter. I don’t think he is cloak with that authority on an issue that is not officially before them. In any case, he is an employee of the Labour Commission not the Commissioner so he cannot be passing judgment and at the same time purporting to be calling on people to come and appear before them on radio. We called for the strike over some issues and as we speak, the issues have not been resolved.”