Labour Strike: De Sooso Blames NPP

de soosoTHE National Women’s Organiser for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita De Sooso, has blamed the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for masterminding recent labour agitations in the country.

Ms. De Sooso who is also the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) deputy head said on Tuesday that, ‘I smell an elephant in the labour agitations.”

Members of twelve labour unions a fortnight ago embarked on a strike action to protest government’s management of their tier two pensions fund.

This brought the country to a standstill with most people being turned away at hospitals due to the absence of doctors and school children staying out of school as well.

The government secured a court order to force the striking workers to return to work and their leaders to the negotiation table.

Following the order, the leadership of the labour unions suspended of strike action for eight days within which they would resort to another sit down action if they fail to reach an amicable conclusion with government.

The strike action, Ms. De Sooso claimed was masterminded by the NPP as part of their efforts to make the country ungovernable and also to push through their agenda of unseating the Mahama administration in the 2016 elections. Her view was also shared by Deputy Communications Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu.

He also said on Tuesday that the NPP ‘is clearly scheming to tarnish the image of government just to have a way out’.—adomfmonline

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