Tanker drivers suspend strike action

The Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union has suspended its strike action following successful negotiations with stakeholders over their working conditions.

The strike, which began on Tuesday, was called to demand better remuneration and working conditions for tanker drivers across the country.

According to a communiqué issued after the meeting, a new remuneration framework has been adopted, with implementation set to commence by the end of June 2024.

George Nyaunu, Chairman of the National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union, expressed satisfaction with the progress made and thanked the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) boss and Regional Minister, Hon. Titus Glover, for their commitment to implementing the required changes.

Although the strike has been suspended, the union has indicated that the action remains pending until the end of June, when a final decision will be made based on the progress of the implementation.

Martin Asare, National GOIL Tanker Drivers Chairman, represented the union during the negotiations and expressed gratitude to all stakeholders involved, including the President and the media, for their support in addressing the union’s concerns.

The union remains hopeful that the agreed-upon changes will be implemented as scheduled, ensuring better working conditions for all tanker drivers in the country.

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