Aggrieved Drivers of Metro Mass Transit in Kumasi have stated categorically order from the management and General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union of TUC (Ghana) will not push them to call off their sit down strike.
Workers of Metro Mass Transport Limited (MMTL) embarked on a sit-down strike on Friday, July 3, 2020, over issues of unpaid salaries.
A letter from the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union to the Senior and Junior Staff Union of the Metro Mass Transit Limited directed the workers of Metro Mass Transit to call off their strike action following a successful meeting they had with the leadership of the company.
The drivers of Metro Mass Transit failed to call off their strike action today July 6, 2020 despite the directive from General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union of TUC (Ghana) to recind their decision and resort to other alternatives.
Pure Fm’s Osei Kwadwo reports that passengers who came to board bus this morning at the Metro Mass Transit Kumasi Depot in Abrepo Junction were stranded.
Despite emergency meeting between the workers and the Ashanti Regional executives of Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the workers have decided not to call off their strike action.
Deputy Managing Director of the Company in charge of Operations and Technical, Nana Osei Bamfo were snubbed by the workers when he came to have a meeting with them following their strike action.
The aggrieved workers in an interview with Osei Kwadwo said they will only call off their strike action when their concerns are addressed by the management and government.
“TUC and our management cannot force us to call off our strike action. They have to pay us arrears and address all our concerns before we call off this strike. They always deceive us anytime we go on strike or threaten strike action. We are appealing to President Akuffo Addo to force Managing Director of Metro Mass Transit to resign before he collapses the company” they said.
Meanwhile the Deputy Managing Director of the Company in charge of Operations and Technical, Nana Osei Bamfo in an interview with the media appealed to the workers to call of their strike action saying their concerns will be addressed by the management and government.