Monday, 17 June

Fuel tanker drivers call off strike

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The tanker drivers' decision to resume work follows assurances that their long-standing demands will finally be addressed

Fuel tanker drivers in Ghana have ended their sit-down strike over poor working conditions, bringing relief after days of halted operations.

The Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union had announced an indefinite strike on Tuesday, 21 May 2024, demanding better remuneration and working conditions. However, after a crucial meeting with all stakeholders, the drivers decided to call off their protest.

In a communique, the union stated that a framework for their remuneration has been adopted, with implementation set to begin by the end of June 2024. 

At a press conference, union members expressed frustration that despite agreeing on a policy framework to improve their salaries and working conditions back in November 2023, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the sector Ministry had yet to implement it.

The tanker drivers' decision to resume work follows assurances that their long-standing demands will finally be addressed.

Source: classfmonline.com