Organised labour supports suspension of strike

DemonstrationThe Leadership of Organised Labour has endorsed the earlier statement issued by Mr Kofi Asamoah, Secretary General of the TUC on behalf of the group to call off their intended nationwide strike scheduled for November 18. 2013.

Dr Yaw Baah, Acting Secretary General of the TUC speaking at a press conference in Accra stated that the leadership of Organised Labour met to deliberate on the recent developments on the utility tariff increases.

He said the meeting took note of government’s communiqué that announced the 25 per cent reduction in the electricity tariff from 78.9 per cent to 59.18 per cent.

He noted that Organised Labour expected the Technical Working Group setup in the wake of the utility tariff increases to submit its final report without further delay.

Dr Yaw Baah also thanked all the working people of Ghana for their support during the struggle to advocate for reduction in utility tariffs.

“We would like to assure you that, as your elected leaders, we will protect your interests at all times” he added.

The representatives of the other labour groups who took part in the meeting are Mr Thomas Baafi, Deputy General Secretary, Ghana National Association of Teachers, Mr Morgan Ayawine, Deputy General Secretary, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, Mr Christian Odue, Deputy General Secretary, National Association of Graduate Teachers (NGRAT), Mr Felix Eddie Quansah, National Treasurer, Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana and Mrs Millicent Boateng, Vice President, Polytechnic Administrators Association of Ghana.

Source: GNA

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