The Gas Tanker Drivers Union has called off its 5-day strike after meeting with the Ministry of Energy and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
The group embarked on the strike to draw government’s attention to some challenges facing the operations of tanker drivers in the country.
Among other demands, the drivers are asking government to lift a ban on the construction of new gas station after the 2017 Atomic Gas station explosion, review a policy to track Tanker vehicles, as well as improved working conditions of the drivers”.
According some members of the union who were present at the meeting, government was given two months to address the grievances of the drivers.
“We do not want to go into the main issues discussed but I can tell you that we gave government an ultimatum to address our challenges in two months”, a member of the union told Joy Business News.
The union earlier pointed out that they have been unfairly treated by the NPA by sanctioning companies for offences made by one driver.
“If one driver has mistakenly tampered with the fill, why should you ban the whole company? So if the transporter has about 50 to 100 trucks and you ban the whole company for one mistake,” the Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union, George Nyaunu told Joy Business.