Management of the Metro Mass Transit Limited has interdicted the chairman of the Junior Staff Association at the Kumasi Depot of the state transport company.
This was contained in a letter handed to Mr John Osei —hours after workers declared another sit-down strike Wednesday, to demand unpaid salaries of their management.
Mr Osei, was accused by the management of only intending “to plunge the company deeper in the doldrums.”
All staff including drivers abandoned buses that were supposed to commute passengers to destinations outside Kumasi and the Ashanti Region.
This was the second strike after a previous one on July 3.
In a formal query to Mr. Osei sighted by Citi News, the management said the strike undermined the company’s attempts to generate revenue.
“At a time when we need revenue badly to meet financial commitments of the company, prominent among which is the salaries of staff and thus require all hands on deck, you are rather sabotaging these efforts and depriving the company of much-needed revenue,” the query indicated.
The management thus said Mr. Osei is to explain his conduct “in respect of the above allegation, indicating why disciplinary action should not be taken.”
Mr. Osei is to present a written explanation for his action by July 23, 2020. He has been asked to step aside as management into his conduct investigates his conduct.
Mother union threaten suit
Amid concerns over the finances of the company, the mother union of Metro Mass Transit Limited, the General Transport Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union has threatened to take legal action against the government to demand salaries owed its members.
According to the union, the government has refused to heed to settle salary arrears despite assurances that led to the earlier strike being called off.
“The laws of labour in this country give room for action that will be taken that can become legal actions,” it noted.
Source: Daily Mail GH