GPRTU distances itself from insurance premium strike

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has disassociated itself from a planned nationwide strike on Monday by some transport operators over a 500 per cent insurance hike.

The operators on Tuesday issued a two-day ultimatum to three state institutions to ensure a reduction in the recently hiked 500% insurance premium to a moderately 240 to 260%. Failure to heed their demands would lead to a nationwide strike on February 8, the group warned.

However, one of the uinons mentioned in the planned action, GPRTU has denied its involvement in the group’s impending activity.

The National Vice Chairman of GPRTU, Robert Sarbah says his colleagues will work on Monday as in any other day.

He however noted that the union is yet to go into negotiation with the National Insurance Commission possibly next week.

Speaking to Onua FM’s Yaw Opare on Tuesday evening, Mr. Sarbah denied any knowledge about the strike.

He also added that the increase in insurance premium has not come to the notices of the leadership of GPRTU yet, except what is carried by the media.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the National Insurance Commission Kojo Guanny,  has denied any increment in insurance premium.

By Richie Ankrah/Onua 95.1 fm/3news.com

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