Drivers Call Off Strike
The sixteen driver unions have suspended their intended strike over fuel prices.
The Private Transport Operators who have threatened to embark on a strike action if government fails to reduce fuel prices have been urged to suspend their action.
According to Eric Asirifi, National executive member of GPRTU, as soon as the union declared their intention, they met with the Transport Minister and the Minister for Energy with other stakeholders and shared their frustrations with them.
Mr. Asirifi said the two sector Ministers appealed to the driver Unions to suspend the strike and assured them that fuel prices will be reduced by Tuesday, 30th November 2021.
Their assurance comes after the Coalition of Private Transport Operators declared a strike.
The group has given the government up to today, Sunday to grant their request or face the wrath of their members.
The strike action was expected to commence on Monday, November 29th, 2021.
The coalition made their demand during a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, to express their frustrations caused by the effect of the high taxes and prices on fuel.
The coalition of Private Transport Operators consist of Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), Association of Tipper Truck Drivers, Harbor Transport Owners, Ghana National Cargo Transport Association, Ghana Committed Drivers Association, Concerned Drivers Association, Digital Drivers, Commercial motorbike riders, popularly referred to as Okada, the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers among others.
However, Mr Asirifi, National executive member of the GPRTU has assured that though they agreed to suspend the strike on Monday, they would be forced to continue their actions if the government fails to honor its promise.
He further called on all the unions to put red bands on their vehicles until further notice.