Organised Labour has finally confirmed that it will hit the streets in a nationwide demonstration to vent out their frustration over the recent increase in petroleum prices, taxes and the high cost of living generally Wednesday, January 20.
This decision follows government’s refusal to reduce water and electricity tariffs to 50% each . The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in December 2015, increased electricity and water tariffs by 59.2 percent and 67.2 percent respectively.
In a meeting between organized labour and government; the two parties failed to agree on a common ground leading to labour’s decision.
Addressing the media in Accra, Trades Union Congress (TUC) Secretary General, Kofi Asamoah told said "we [workers] are left with no option than to hit the streets to express outrage".
"Government has lost touch with the economic realities of the people," he noted.
According to him the government has failed terribly. Mr. Asamoah also revealed that there will be a series of protest until government do something about the hikes in utility prices as well as taxes.