National labour Conference is not worth it – NAGRAT boycott meeting


The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has boycotted the National Labour conference that started yesterday 28th February 2022 at Kwahu in the Eastern Region.

The President of National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Mr. Angel Carbonu said their decision not to take part in the National Labour conference yesterday 28th February 2022 is based on the conviction that the conference was not meant to help in any way reduce the hardship that public sector workers are facing now.

The president of NAGRAT Mr. Angel Carbonu said although the union was invited it didn’t honour it because they saw that the meeting will not yield any positive results for their members.

“We were invited, but NAGRAT and other unions decided to boycott. This is because we think the conference is not a true reflection of the problems that confront us and looking at the nature of these challenges that have to do with skyrocketing prices, dwindling values of our real incomes, difficult economic situations that have bedevilled us as workers, unstable pensions, we do not think this is the time to be holding press conferences”

“But rather a time for labour leaders and government to sit down and find practical solutions that are addressing the work situations in relation to price hikes, simply increasing workers’ emoluments and salaries and payment of it timeously, so I don’t think we must be engaged in a meeting for romantic talks, but the time has come for us to face the issues and address them to the wherewithal of the Ghanaian worker” Mr. Angel Carbonu said.

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Mr. Angel Carbonu said this on eyewitness news yesterday 28th February 2022.

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