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24.11.2005 General News

EPA workers resume work

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Accra, Nov. 24, GNA - Workers of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) resumed work on Thursday after a demonstration on Wednesday to back their demand for better conditions of service.

The EPA staff decided to go back to work after their Leadership held discussions with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Science, who promised to present their grievances to the appropriate quarters for redress as soon as possible. There are no details of the agreement. On Wednesday morning the workers embarked on a demonstration to demand better service conditions. They locked up the main entrance to their offices and tied red bands around the gate and the pillars. Some of the workers were ringing bells and shouting: "No work! No work!"

They carried placards some of which read: "Ghanaians Wake Up, Make The Environment Key Agenda For Election 2008"; "EPA Is Suffering From Brain Drain" and "No More Lip Service".

Mr Prince Hodo, Secretary to the Senior S taff Association, told the He said the workers had earlier petitioned the Management, the Board and the Government about their conditions of service but to no avail.

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