Former tollbooth workers to petition president Akufo-Addo over unfulfilled promises to them

Former tollbooth workers to petition president Akufo-Addo over unfulfilled promises to them

Aggrieved members of the Toll Workers Union have decided to march to present a petition to President Akufo-Addo on Thursday 16th June 2022.

The Union explained that such an action has become necessary because its concerns are yet to be addressed by the Government.

It will be recalled that these workers were relieved of their jobs following a directive by the Government in November 2021 to suspend the collection of tolls on roads and bridges in the country.

On the back of this, the government promised to pay affected workers until they are reassigned.

Unfortunately, this was not fulfilled as the workers complain that they are owed five months’ salary arrears and are yet to be trained and reassigned to other jobs.

 Edward Duncan,  Secretary for the Toll Workers’ Union, during an interview with Citi TV, said the union members are struggling to survive since the government is yet to address their concerns.

They are, however, hopeful things will change when the President is petitioned.

“We believe that the buck stops with the president, so if the president gets in the know of what is happening… the promise that he made to us which is that they are going to pay everyone until reassignment, will come to fruition,” Mr Duncan said.

He added that the leadership of the Union is in talks with the Regional Police to provide security for its members on Thursday.

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