GPRTU condemns strike

Some  commuters stranded at Abeka Lapaz

Some commuters stranded at Abeka Lapaz

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union has condemned the strike by commercial drivers yesterday.

The drivers embarked on a sit-down strike following directives by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority that commercial vehicles should have seat belts for every passenger.

A statement issued and copied to The Ghanaian Times by Stephen K. Okudzeto, General Secretary of the Union, said the concerned drivers who embarked on the strike were not known to the Union.

“We wish to make it clear that our union has laid down procedures to address our grievances. We are, therefore, advising that any member of our union who has any grievances should channel them through the laid down procedures for redress,” the statement said.

In a related development, the Ghana Road Transport Co-ordinating Council has also dissociated itself from the strike and appealed to its members to desist from joining such action.

A statement issued by the General Secretary of the Council, Alhaji Aliyu Baba, urged the drivers to refrain from acts that would bring the image of the Council to disrepute, adding that the Committed

 By Times Reporter

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