Instead of restoring its fired local union officials of the Ghana Mineworkers Union of TUC, Organized Labour rejected a financial compensation deal from Sunon Asogli Power Limited.
Organized Labor has voiced its dissatisfaction with Sunon Asogli’s decision to refuse to reinstate their union officials, who are local union executives of the Ghana Mineworkers Union of TUC, and has referred to their dismissal as unlawful.
The Trades Union Congress’ (TUC) Deputy Secretary General, Joshua Ansah, voiced dismay in front of the media and said that they are not yet prepared to monetize their rights.
“Things are not going the way we want it and I don’t know why in our country things are going this way. Labour issues are not taken seriously, and I think if this is the way this country is going to be run then workers are finished… Because NLC gives ruling and the employers refuse to oblige.”
“Today they have come with a different story, they are now saying that the reinstatement is a no-go area, and they want to compensate the workers. And we think that that was not why this case was brought here. The principle of rights of workers is what we are fighting for, we are not after money, so we will fight this until the right judgement is made,” he stated.
The National Labour Commission’s Executive Secretary, Ofosu Asamoah, has set August 16, 2023 for the opening and hearing of both parties’ cases in order to reach a decision.