Pressure group, Organised Labour has suspended its intended industrial strike actions as leaders of the group reveals the move is to grant government ample time to find an amicable solution to their (government workers') demands for a reduction in utility tariffs, taxes and fuel prices.
Revealing their decision to the media, General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, Solomon Kotei explained that due to the marginal progress made between government and Organised labour over the hikes, their next decision was to give way for a grace period for government to think matters through.
In the meantime, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu says that government would provide relief to consumers and would communicate the package to Organised Labour at its next meeting on Tuesday January 26.
Wednesday’s protest by Organised Labour was hugely successful as attendance across the country was mammoth. In Accra the police estimated that about 5000 people were present. In the Western region, Tarkoardi specifically the demo ended peaceful an attendance was equally good. The Volta region was not left out of this event.