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Energy sector debts: GRIDCo staff to begin indefinite strike from December 11

Energy sector debts: GRIDCo staff to begin indefinite strike from December 11

The staff of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) have announced that they will go ahead the sit-down strike they threatened, beginning Wednesday, December 11.

The GRIDCo staff have said they are resorting to the strike “following non-response by GRIDCO Management and the institutions petitioned.”

The staff had originally threatened to strike on December 4.

The sit-down strike is expected to be followed by a picket at the GRIDCo Head Office at later date.

On November 21, the Senior Staff and the Divisional Union of GRIDCo withdrew emergency services over the debt concerns.

The Senior Staff and the Divisional Union also expressed concern with debt owed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) and Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo).

The union says ECG and NEDCo owe about GHS607 million and GHS177 million respectively, while VALCO and PDS owe over US$32 million and GHS94 million respectively.

Source: citifmonline.com

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