Railway workers on strike

Commuters who use the train will have a hard time today as railway workers embark on a nationwide strike to protest poor conditions of service.
The workers served notice last week that they would withdraw services and stage protests today.
The workers say their conditions of service are poor to the extent that some senior managers after decades of service with the company still receive meager salaries.
Deputy Transport Minister Joyce Bawa had issued a passionate last-minute plea to the workers to back down as the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission opens negotiations.
She said the ministry has been holding discussions with them for the past week.
The National Labour Commission is expected to meet with the leadership of the union to find solutions to their problems and have reiterated that “we have agreed to restrategize their salaries to a certain extent.”
But the Chairman of the Railways Workers Union, Alex Nana Boateng, said they would not call off today’s strike.
Credit : myjoyonline

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