Air Traffic Controllers Resume Work After Short Strike

Information available to says Members of the Ghana Air Traffic Controllers Association (GHATCA), have resumed work after a strike action at various airports in the country Tuesday morning.

News of the industrial action was relayed to the various local airlines in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to Peace FM’s Ashanti Regional correspondent, Sampson K. Nyamekye, Air traffic controllers at Tamale, Accra, Takoradi and Kumasi Airports refused to work on Tuesday morning until issues relating to their conditions of service as well as operational and technical issues confronting them were addressed.

According to them they will take their partial strike action; which is affecting only domestic flights further if the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) refuses to address their issues.

Acting Manager, Corporate Communication of the GCAA, Mr. Eric Mireku Amening, said measures were being put in place to address the concerns of the traffic controllers to avoid a ‘total’ strike action which will affect international flights.

“We will address the issues before it escalates. I can assure the general public that by afternoon, Tuesday, full operation will resume. We apologise to the passengers and the general public for the inconvenience” Eric Mireku Amening said on Tuesday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’.

Air Traffic Controllers are the gate keepers who authorize the takeoff and landing of aircrafts that come into a country’s airspace.