The General Transport, Petroleum, and Chemical Workers Union (GTPCW) have issued a strong warning, threatening a nationwide sit-down strike if the government fails to reinstate two union leaders interdicted at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
The union leaders, Ms Serwah Duncan-Williams and Mr. Anthony Koomson, were interdicted by TOR’s board for engaging with the media regarding the refinery’s partnership deal with Torentco Asset Management Limited.
Bernard Owusu, the National Chairman of GTPCWU, stated that if the government doesn’t recall the interdicted leaders by February 3, 2024, affiliates of the union, including BOST, WAPCO, Shell, GOIL, GNPC, and KLM, would initiate a nationwide sit-down strike.
The union plans to picket at TOR’s premises until the leaders are reinstated. They will notify the police about their intentions in line with the Public Order Act. The looming strike raises concerns about potential disruptions in the transport, petroleum, and chemical sectors across the country.