Tanker drivers threaten industrial action over salary negotiation.

By: Kwaku Mensah Abrampa|Dormaa Ahenkro

The Bulk Tanker Drivers Union and the National Association of Tanker Drivers have jointly issued a stern warning of an imminent industrial strike action against the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and their Transporters.

The drivers cite poor working conditions as the primary motivation behind their decision.

The discontent among the drivers stems from the NPA’s alleged failure to implement the salary renegotiation dialogue with their transporters since the previous year, 2023.

The National Chairman for the Bulk Tanker Drivers Union, Clement Ampadu, expressed disappointment in the NPA’s unexpected reversal on the previously agreed-upon salary adjustment.

Ampadu revealed that both parties had reached a mutual agreement on salary adjustments last year.

However, the failure to implement the agreed-upon terms has compelled the drivers to take decisive action.

The union is now organizing its members to suspend operations until the terms of the agreement are fully met.

While the drivers have not disclosed the specific ultimatum for their impending strike action, they have made it clear that the country should brace itself for a nationwide strike in the coming days if their concerns are not addressed promptly.

The threat of a strike action raises concerns about potential disruptions to the supply chain and emphasizes the urgent need for the National Petroleum Authority and the transporters to engage in fruitful dialogue to avert any adverse consequences on the nation’s fuel distribution network.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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