Nationwide demo by Organised Labour set for Jan 19 & 20

Organised Labour has outlined a series of activities to pile pressure on government to reduce utility tariffs and also suspend the Energy Sector Levy, which has seen a marginal increase in petroleum prices.

In the roadmap released on Thursday, January 7, Organised Labour has scheduled nationwide demonstrations and pickettings at regional and national capitals on Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20.

A meeting between leadership of public sector workers and government ended inconclusively last Tuesday with a second round of negotiations scheduled for Tuesday, January 12.

But before they meet government, members of Organised Labour have served notice a nationwide indefinite strike will be embarked upon from Thursday, January 21 if government does not meet their demands.

“Organised Labour gives government up to the close of day (18hrs GMT) on Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 to meet these demands.”

Red bands will begin to be worn by members from the next day of the ultimatum.

Extensive media engagements has been recommended to be embraced by members of Organised Labour to educate Ghanaians on the stance taken over the hikes in utility tariffs and petroleum prices.

Source: By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|

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