This decision was taken on Thursday (Match 7, 2019) after the leaders of MOWAG met with the National Labour Commission (NLC).
General Secretary Richard Jordan told Accra-based Citi FM that they are hopeful their grievances will be addressed by the government soon enough. He added that negotiations are expected to begin soon.
“The issues are that the strike is called off for now. There was a promise. Fair Wages were present. We have agreed at the meeting that immediately, we are going to negotiations, which we were looking for.”
He added that “there is no need keeping Ghanaians unnecessarily in this hardship.”
However, Mr Jordan said “there is no need dragging it especially when Ghanaians will have to bury tomorrow. For now, we think that it is just fair to give them that respect. Ghanaians deserve a lot of respect… we do not intend to punish anybody unnecessarily”
Mr. Jordan explained further that “there was a ruling. The ruling is that we are meeting the commission on Wednesday again and we are going to give a summary of the financial part of the proposal straight to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.”
He, however, cautioned the government that if their concerns were not met, “the next strike will not be nice at all. In fact, it will be dangerous.”