Senior Staff of Association of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) have suspended their sit-down strike with immediate effect, following a ‘plea’ from management of the company in anticipation of responses from debtors.
The workers on December 11, embarked on an industrial action to compel government and other state institutions to pay debts owed the power transmission company.
A statement by the GRIDCo Senior Staff Association said: “From today, December 12, 2019, the sit-down strike has been suspended”
“The staff will however continue to withdraw all emergency services outside normal working hours including weekends,” it added.
Meanwhile, leadership of the association says the staff will continue hoisting red flags at all GRIDCo locations and wearing
GRIDCo runs the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS) which ensures the transmission of electricity from wholesale suppliers (generating companies) to bulk customers, which include the ECG, NEDCo among others.
The GRIDCo staff are demanding that some GHS250 million which President Nana Akufo-Addo directed the Finance Minister to pay GRIDCo.
They are also demanding the following debts be paid immediately to GRIDCo: VALCo’s debt of about $32,567,974 as of September 30; ECG’s debt of about GHS607 million as of March 1, 2019; the PDS debt of GHS94,204, 903 which ECG collected during the suspension of the PDS; the NEDCo debt of about GHS177 million as of September 30, 2019.