Passengers Stranded In Kumasi …As MMT Workers Strike
Scores of travelers were left disappointed as they could not board a bus to their various destinations.
These travelers had trooped to the Abrepo Junction Depot of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) in Kumasi as they usually do, with the hope of catching a bus to travel.
But unknown to the travelers, workers of the MMT Kumasi Depot, had embarked on an unannounced industrial action to drum home their grievances to management.
The workers, for some time now, were said not to be happy about the poor manner at which management was managing the company, but kept quiet.
But the straw that broke the camel’s back on Wednesday was management’s decision to dismiss an MMT staff, who was said to be innocent and very popular.
And as a way of showing their support to their dismissed colleague, the MMT workers, in unison, embarked on a planned sit-down strike on Wednesday morning.
The unexpected industrial action resulted in several problems for management and travelers, who were turned away as the MMT buses were virtually grounded.
At a point, tension was rising high as the angry workers started to sing war songs and issued threats. The police were therefore called to the place to prevent violence.
As a way of restoring normalcy at the place, management, according to sources met with the leadership of the aggrieved workers to help stop the strike action.
As at the time of filing this report on Thursday, some of the angry workers were said to be still adamant, as they still insisted that the management should be replaced.