Organized labour on Thursday (December 22) called off its planned strike.
The strike slated for December 27 was to pressure the government to halt plans to touch the pension funds of public sector workers in its debt restructuring programme.
There has been fierce opposition from organized labour after the initiative was launched on December 5 to enable the government to strike a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
But the government made a U-turn as it announced that it will no longer include pension funds in the programme.
Addressing a hurriedly called news conference, the Secretary General of the TUC said “together we have reached a deal that we think is in the interest of this country.”
“There’s no way that such a thing should happen again. We have promised them (government) that we will continue to work together as social partners so that our country will get back to the stability that will benefit all of us”
Dr Baah credited the success chalked against the government to the united front of the labour union.
He used the platform to call on members to “go to work” even on the intended strike date because their demands have been met.
It remains to be seen where the government will focus next following the failed attempt on the pension funds.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH