Some members of organized labour have gathered at Kpone in the Greater Accra Region to protest the dismissal of three workers at Sunon Asogli Power.
This follows the expiry of an ultimatum given by the unions for the company to reinstate the workers whose contracts were allegedly terminated on the basis that they joined the Ghana Mine Workers’ Union.
The aggrieved members of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) were clad in red and black attires.
The union members further hoisted placards and banners including chanting of songs geared towards pressuring the management into overturning its decision.
During the 2023 National May Day Parade, Secretary General of the TUC, Dr Yaw Baah indicated that his outfit has already notified the Police in Tema about its intention to embark on the first solidarity action against the Chinese company.
This morning, hundreds of the members are at the company’s premises demanding that their colleagues are brought back.
On May 4, the Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU) described as factual inaccuracies, misrepresentations and fabrication, a statement put out by the company captioned, “Sunon Asogli’s position on Matters Relating to Unionization.”
The Ghana Mineworkers’ Union said, together with the workers of Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Limited, it went through the necessary legal processes to acquire a Collective Bargaining Certificate that empowers the union to represent and negotiate with the company on behalf of the workers.
“At every material time during the unionization process, the Ghana Mineworkers’ Union did not only adopt the procedure and approach required by the law, but it also worked collaboratively with regulatory institutions of the state including the Labour Department of Ghana”, the statement added.
The Ghana Mineworkers’ Union and the TUC say they will not tolerate employers who are out there to suppress and oppress the rights and liberties of workers.
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