ICU strike begins to bite as bank workers join
The five-day strike called by the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) began to bite on Tuesday as many branches of commercial banks in Accra closed their doors to the public. Hundreds of angry customers, however, insisted that all the branches that had closed should render normal services because the public have not been given prior notice.
Some threatened to take legal action against the banks. There was mixed reaction to the strike call on Monday as most branches worked normally. Union leaders explained that ICU directives for the strike came late on Friday.