Gas Tanker drivers to begin sit-down strike August 1

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The Gas Tanker Drivers Association (GTDA) has given notice that a nationwide sit-down strike will start on Monday, August 1, 2022.

In a news release dated July 29, 2022, the Association stated that the decision was made after consulting with the appropriate industry participants, including the Ghana LPG Operators (GLIPGOA) and the LPG Marketers Association (LPGMC), among others.

Poor working conditions for tanker drivers, abandoned LPG stations that have been under construction since 2017, and discriminatory treatment of petroleum tanker drivers by BOST and NPA are just a few of the reasons they listed for the sit-down strike.

Although the National Petroleum Authority, Ministries of Energy, Employment and Labor Relations, and Ministry of National Security are aware of the Association’s complaints, nothing has been done as of yet, according to the Association.

“We have even had the opportunity to spell out our grievances at the Presidency, where the respective Ministries have been directed to resolve our grievances but to no avail.

“Unfortunately, all assurances to resolve our grievances have remained just that- assurance with no concrete resolution.

With the support of the LPG Marketers Association and Ghana LPG Operators, the Gas Tanker Drivers Association reiterated, “In light of the foregoing, we the Gas Tanker Drivers Association wish to state that we are laying down our tools and embarking on a sit-down strike from August 1st 2022 until our grievances are resolved.”

Read the full statement below:


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