Workers at the Metro Mass Transit company have begun a nationwide indefinite strike while some of them are demonstrating in Accra.
The strike which began on Monday, January, 2015 has left passengers stranded.
The workers are demanding the dismissal of the Board Chair, Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III and Deputy Managing Director, John Awuku Dzuazah of the company.
They are accusing the two of their involvement in the disappearance of the 12 of the company’s buses and that their continuous stay in office will collapse the company.
Metro Mass workers took the decision to embark on an indefinite strike on January 9 after an extensive meeting.
Here are the resolutions agreed upon by the workers
SENIOR & JUNIOR STAFF UNION METRO MASS TRANSIT LIMITED
The Honorable Minister Ministry of Transport
January 9, 2015
At an emergency joint Divisional Union of both MMT Senior and Junior Staff Union meeting held at the UNICOF Conference room at the Hall of TUC (Ghana) on Friday, 9th January 2015, delegates after extensive discussions on the recent developments of the company adopted and passed the following resolution for the attention of the Honorable Minister of Transport.
We resolve that:
1.The procurement of spare parts from VDL Holland should be restored to ensure the availability of genuine spare parts.
2.The Divisional Union does not have confidence in the Board Chairman and ask for his removal from office. This is due to the fact that there is a conflict of interest situation in the company where he doubled up as the Board Chairman and the Chairman of the Entity Tender Committee and had been a supplier to the company. Honorable Minister, please evidence of this can be traced out on records of the company.
3.The Divisional Union can no longer work with the Deputy Managing Director with the reasons being that: a) He directed that buses earmarked for scrapping be towed out in whole from the Kumasi MMT yard contrary to the company’s policy directive which states that boarded/auctioned MMT buses should be cut into pieces before leaving the premises of the company after being sold.
Some of these buses have already been repaired and are on the road working.
b) Buses, which were not meant for scrapping were swapped with buses earmarked for scrapping on his directive.
He directed that repair cost of buses be inflated for it to look unattractive for repairs hence result in scrapping.
This goes further to buttress his earlier involvement in the towing of buses as contained in (a) above. Please Honorable Minister, a committee was formed and tasked to investigate the foregoing and a report is available to testify.
The major suppliers of the company should be paid on time to enable them pply relevant items needed for the operations of the company.
Signed for and on behalf of the Unionized workers of MMT Limited;
The attached is the list and signatories of participants who adopted the honorable Minister Employment and Labor Relations
Board Chairman, MMT Limited
Managing Director, MMT Limited
Secretary General, TUC (Ghana), Accra
General Secretary, (GTPCWU)
Regional Officers, GTPCWU (Takoradi, Kumasi) Branch
Union Secretaries, MMT Limited.