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Byline: Isaac Parbey
Road transport workers in the West African sub-region are a deprived lot because of their poor conditions of service, a study has revealed.
The study by the International Transport Federation (ITF) and the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) says the drivers are poorly paid, lack of rest periods, no holidays, no social protection, and safety health and environmental conditions are not the best.
The study established that the workers find themselves in the present condition because the road transport sector in West Africa is rooted in the informal economy and is most of the time characterized by unclear regulations that govern the relationship between employers and the …