Workers of the Metro Mass Transit Limited in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region are pleading for mercy from stranded passengers who were affected by their sit down strike.
The workers declared strike on Wednesday July 14, 2020 over three months unpaid salaries.
The strike by the staff of the public transport operator left hundreds of passengers who use their services stranded.
Management interdicted the Chairman of the Junior Staff Association, John Osei, but the Ashanti Regional Security Council ordered his reinstatement after an emergency meeting which convinced the the workers to resume work.
Senior Staff Chairman of the Metro Mass Transit Company Limited in Kumasi Mr. Opoku Amankwaa in an interview with Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo said the workers have received assurance from the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah that their concerns will be addressed.
“We are so much convinced that the Ashanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah who represents the President in the Ashanti Region will address our concerns. We have suspended all the plans to petition Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II because of the assurance from the regional minister” Opoku Amankwaa said.
Mr. Opoku Amankwaa added, “we are appealing to our passengers to forgive us for leaving them stranded during our strike action. We were not happy to see hundreds of our passengers stranded but our strike action was the only option to help us express our grievances”.