TUC rejects govt’s offer to reduce utility tariffs

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has reportedly rejected an offer by government to reduce utility tariffs.

The move by the workers union was triggered by the government’s rejection of its demand for a withdrawal of the recently introduced taxes on petroleum products. understands that the second meeting between the government and the TUC Thursday ended inconclusively with both parties sticking to their entrenched positions.

The TUC threatened to embark on a demonstration if the Mahama-led administration refuses to withdraw the taxes on petroleum products.

The Public Regulatory Commission (PURC) in December 2015, increased electricity and water tariffs by 59.2% and 67.2% respectively. The 18% to 27% increase in petroleum products has also incensed most of the public sector unions who believe they are being overburdened.

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