The Railway Workers Union announced the withdrawal of passenger services from Accra to Tema and Accra to Nsawam last week [Friday, December, 18] following government’s failure to pay their three-month salary arrears.
Government had earlier resolved to pay the workers’ salaries by Christmas day, according to Deputy Transport Minister, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, on Wednesday December 22 but that has not happened according to the Railway Workers Union.
In an interview with Citi News General Secretary of the Railway Workers Union, Godwill Ntarmah said the salary arrears had still not been paid hence their resolve to continue with the strike action.
“We’ve suffered for a long time. It’s so disgraceful. It’s so annoying. We’ve entered into 26th December and salaries of railway workers have not been paid,” he said.
Mr Ntarmah further stated that “you think we should go on working for people to get their profit then we continue to go hungry? It’s not going to work.”