Aggrieved Drivers of Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, say they will not be pushed to call off their strike despite an order from the management as well as the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union of TUC.
Workers of MMTL embarked on a sit-down strike on Friday, July 3, 2020, over issues of unpaid salaries.
A letter from the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union to the Senior and Junior Staff Union, directed the workers to call off their strike following a successful meeting they had with the leadership of the company.
The drivers have, however, failed to call off their strike on Monday, July 6, 2020, despite the directive for them to rescind their decision and resort to other alternatives.
Passengers who came to board buses at the Kumasi Depot at Abrepo Junction were stranded.
Despite emergency meeting between the workers and the Ashanti Regional executives of Trades Union Congress (TUC), the workers have decided not to call off their strike.
Deputy Managing Director of the Company in charge of Operations and Technical, Nana Osei Bamfo was snubbed by the workers when he came to meet the aggrieved workers in an attempt to resolve the situation.
“TUC and our management cannot force us to call off our strike. They have to pay us our arrears and address all our concerns before we will call off our strike. They always deceive us anytime we go on strike or threaten strike. We are appealing to President Akuffo-Addo to force the Managing Director of Metro Mass Transit to resign before he collapses the company,” they workers said.
Meanwhile Nana Osei Bamfo in an interview with the media appealed to the workers to call of their strike saying their concerns will be addressed by the management and government.