The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has said that it will be very disappointed if some drivers refuse to join their intended strike scheduled for Monday, 29th November 2021.
While the Union admits that it is possible such an occurrence could happen, it is appealing to all drivers to join the strike for peace’ sake.
Head of Communications for the Union speaking on what actions will be taken against drivers who refuse to join in the strike told Samuel Eshun on the Happy Morning Show: “We won’t ask you anything if you go against the strike. We are in a human institution. After all this struggle, if such a person can live in peace with us, it is his issue. We will be very surprised if some drivers do not support this strike.”
He added that even if car owners threaten to take their vehicles away because of the strike, they will gladly give these vehicles to them and still embark on their strike.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) says it will embark on its intended strike by Monday if the government fails to address their concerns.
Before the reading of the 2022 Budget in parliament, the Private Transport Operators threatened to embark on a strike action if the government fails to reduce taxes on fuel.
However, Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) urged the transport operators to suspend their intended strike.
According to GPRTU, it had tabled their concerns before the Transport Minister and other ministers and was hopeful that their concerns will be addressed in the budget.
The 2022 Budget however failed to address their grievances, hence, the decision to resume its strike if the government continues to remain silent on their concerns.