Fuel tanker drivers embark on strike action over conditions of service

Fuel tanker drivers in Ghana have embarked on an indefinite sit-down strike, effective Tuesday, May 21, over poor conditions of service.

The Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union announced the strike, citing the failure of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the sector Ministry to implement an agreed policy framework aimed at enhancing their salaries and working conditions.

The policy framework, which has been pending since November 2023, was meant to address the drivers’ grievances, but the union claims that despite the agreement, the authorities have refused to implement the changes.

The strike is expected to disrupt fuel supply and distribution in the country, and the union has vowed to continue the action until their demands are met.

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