Passengers Stranded as MMT Staff Strike Begins

Hundreds of passengers on Wednesday got stranded at the Kumasi Depot of the Metro Mass Transit following a sit down strike by workers of the state transport company.

The drivers are protesting over efforts to get management to improve their working conditions and pay their provident fund which has not been paid in years.

Deputy General Secretary of the Local Union branch of the Ghana Transport And Petrochemical Workers Union, Philip Kwabena Amoanoh tells XYZ News’ Jonathan Ofori that the development is for the betterment of the company.

“Management has deliberately refused to address our challenges. We have over 100 MMT buses which have broken down and instead of fixing them, their management has rather spent over thousands of Ghana Cedis to purchase a new 4×4 vehicle for the personal use of the company’s MD. The board wouldn’t have approved of this if there was no money. This is not in line with the President’s agenda of change”, the deputy secretary stated adding “we will continue with this action until our grievances are resolved”.

Meanwhile, XYZ News’ Jonathan Ofori reports that the strike has prompted police to deploy to avert possible chaos.

 

Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Jonathan Ofori