Civil Aviation Authority temporarily suspends strike



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The Deputy General Secretary,  Public Services Workers Union, John Sampah, says the Air Traffic Control Service Unit of the of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has temporarily suspended its strike pending meeting with Chief of Staff.

The Air Traffic Control Service Unit of the of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) embarked on a strike action on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

The strike formed part of measures by the Association to compel government and the management of  GCAA to protect aviation lands  being sold to private estate developers.

Addressing the concerns of the Association in an interview with host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive,  Ekourba Gyasi, Deputy General Secretary,  Public Services Workers Union, John Sampah, lamented an encroachment on the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority lands which started years back.

He added that, although the Association has worked towards stopping the act, all efforts have proven futile.

According to Sampah, the association embarked on the action to withdraw some essential services, including Air Traffic Services on Wednesday, 14th October 2020, to demand the return of lands taken away from the Authority after exhausting all relevant avenues including meetings and discussions with the executive management of GCAA, the Ministry of Aviation as well as interventions by the National Labour Commission and the Ministry of National Security, a letter to the Chief of Staff, a petition to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

John Sampah said the strike has been temporarily suspended in order for the association to meet the Chief of Staff and that the strike will either be continued or halted based on the outcome of the meeting.

“Yesterday, we had a series of meetings with over 6 ministers till after 11pm. It became necessary that the group holds a meeting with the Chief of Staff today and so we agreed that it would not be appropriate to meet the chief of staff while on strike hence the suspension. We will relay the next line of action after the meeting,” he said.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa