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Striking petroleum tanker drivers in the Republic of Ghana have resumed work effective today, energynewsafrica.com can report.

Their resumption to duty on November 1, 2020, follows an emergency meeting at the instance of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.

Members of the Ghana National Petroleum Drivers’ Union have been lamenting on some unresolved grievances which they explained have been a source of worry.

Key among the grievances were the harassment by police officers at Nchaaban in the Western Region and those on the Cape Coast-Mankessim road, as well as the ban on some 86 LPG stations.

The strike action by the transporters resulted in shortages of fuel products in parts of Accra, Tema, Ashaiman and their environs.

However, a statement issued and signed by the Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations and the leaders of Gas Tanker Drivers’ Union, General Transport Petroleum and Chemical Workers’ Union and Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers’ Union said a consensus had been reached for the drivers to resume duty.

The statement assured that government would take all the necessary steps to resolve the matter with all the urgency it deserved.

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