Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Organised Labour to Strike on Thursday in Ghana
Long lines at petrol stations in Ghana.
Accra, July 22, GNA – Mr Kofi Asamoah, General Secretary, Trade Union Congress (TUC), on Tuesday said organised labour would demonstrate against the worsening economic situations in the country on Thursday as announced.

According to him, although the government had pleaded for the TUC to rescind the decision to hit the streets of Accra and all the Regional capitals because it coincides with the commemoration of the second anniversary of the Late President John Atta Mills, “the demo will go on”.

Addressing a news  conference organised by the Tema District Council of Labour in Tema, he said organised labour per constitutional requirement have obtained permit from Ghana Police Service and expressed optimism that the  Police would provide security for the demonstrators.

He advised workers to ensure that the exercise is peaceful to carry the real import of the predicament facing the Ghanaian worker and how they should be handled.

He said demonstrators would call for the revamping of the railway sector,  Tema Oil Refinery , measures to address the rising cost of living and the depreciation of the Cedi and other pressing national issues.

He called for efficient production and distribution of electricity and water to assure that citizens do not pay for the inefficiencies of utility companies.

Mr Asamoah asked the Pensions Regulatory Authority to address the challenges in the implementation of the new pension scheme.

He called on government to address the widespread corruption that has reached unprecedented levels the history of Ghana.


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