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Toll workers chase govt for salaries (Listen)

The Toll Workers Association of Ghana members are suing the government for payment of their six months’ worth of unpaid wages.

According to the organisation, roughly 800 toll collectors who lost their jobs when the government ordered a halt to toll collection on all highways and bridges across the nation, are now living in utter destitution.

This was revealed by Edward Duncan, general secretary of the Ghana Toll Workers Union, during an appearance on Tuesday’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Adom FM.

He stated that it is tough for the toll workers to make ends meet because they have not received their pay since January 2022.

We haven’t received pay since January, and the current state of the economy has made life extremely challenging for everyone, lamented Mr. Duncan.

The decision by their employer to formally end their employment as tollbooth employees, he claimed, is even more concerning.

He worries that by doing this, the government could not follow through on its pledge to reassign them.

Mr. Duncan was however optimistic that their wage arrears would be reimbursed and the over 800 workers would be transferred in light of petitions that were delivered to President Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta.

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