File photo: Some railway workers

The Ghana Railway
Workers Union, ahead of Workers Day celebration on May 1, 2019, is calling on management
to review the salary structure of its members.

In an interview with
Accra-based Citi FM, the General Secretary of the Union, Mr Godwill Ntarmah said
the current call adds to the many calls for salary review, but they have not
seen any positive result.

“We had a collective agreement that expired in July 2018. From that day we have tried several times to negotiate for upward review of the salary but we have been unsuccessful. So we are calling on management of the company to ensure that this long delay is avoided,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Mr Ntarmah has
appealed to the government to award the contract for the revamping of the
Western Railway Line which will create employment for the youth, reduce the
carnage on roads caused by bigger trucks and life span of roads in the Western

“What is going to
sustain us more is the revamping of the Western Railway Line. That line is
where we have the bauxite, manganese, cocoa among others, so if it is not
revamped totally then we might not be able to sustain this railway company,” he

Source: Adomonline | Gertrude