Consequently, TUC will meet Organised Labour, which comprises eight labours unions, tomorrow to communicate the decision of the over 80-member General Council of the TUC.
At the said meeting, Organised Labour will them fix the date for commencement of the actions and finalise plans for the demonstrations.
Reliable sources within TUC leadership told The Finder that the General Council met last Thursday and Friday, during which the decision was taken.
According to the sources, if after the, demonstrations the utility tariffs are not reduced, the eight labour unions will declare an indefinite strike to press home their demands.
Organised Labour has asked the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to suspend the implementation of any new tariff until there is some stability in the supply of power.
It further asked the PURC to reduce the proposed increases in electricity and water tariffs.
A statement jointly issued two weeks ago and signed by leaders of eight labour organisations also asked the PURC to compel the utility companies to reduce their technical and operational inefficiencies as the condition for tariff review.
New tariffs of 59.2% increase in electricity across board and 69.2% increase in water took effect Monday, December 14, 2015.
Organised Labour's statement said its position was that the PURC should have first considered the availability and reliability of power before a review of tariffs.
The statement, dated December 9, 2015, was jointly signed by the Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr Kofi Asamoah, and representatives of the Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union (ICU), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana 1 (JUSAG), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT).
The statement said Ghanaian consumers were already paying heavily for the depreciation of the Ghana cedi and high inflation, and indicated that real wages had fallen drastically, especially since 2012.
It said Organised Labour had been following the debate and discussions in the media since the announcement of the newly approved tariffs.
"The people of Ghana are still doubting whether these tariff increases are going to solve the 'dumsor' as the utility providers would like us to believe," Organised Labour queried.
The statement said following Organised Labour's consultations with the PURC, it did not expect any increase in tariffs beyond 50% on condition that power supply would have stabilised.
Source: The Finder