GPRTU in talks with government for transport hike

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 Source: Class FM

The Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) says they are still in talks with government and relevant stakeholders on the possible increase of transport fares expected to be announced soon.

The union over the past few weeks warned of an upward adjustment in transport fares due to the hikes in fuel prices at the pumps and spare parts which the Used Auto-parts Dealers have since denied.

According to GPRTU, they are hoping for at least 20 per cent increment of transport fares.

In an interview with Class Business, Industrial Relations Officer for GPRTU, in the Greater Accra Region, Abass Moro, said a consensus will soon be arrived at in the coming days with the new upward adjustment price for transport fares.

He said: “We have to agree with government. The drivers want to do it on their own so we will plead that at the end of this week something better should come out.

“It is on record that we are always law-abiding, we have never acted violently before and it is not our wish to do that. We always believe in dialogue so it is our hope and prayer that on the side of government they should also speed up so that we’ll come up with [new prices] before our people explode.

“We plead with authorities; they should speed up because the drivers are always on our neck so that hopefully by next week they should come out with a new upward adjustment price.”

Source: Class FM