The Minster of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu has called on the striking Ghanaian workers of MODEC to call off their ongoing strike.
The call was made by the Minister in a closed door meeting with the leadership of the union of the striking workers and the General Transport Petroleum and chemical Workers Union.
However, the meeting is expected to continue on Wednesday with all parties involved in the matter including management of MODEC.
[contextly_sidebar id=”ZrVYGIoMFvTE6e4rL9acVAQcyh38rLrb”]General Secretary of the workers union, Iddrissu Fuseini told Citi News they may adhere to the Minister’s directive after duly consulting with their members.
“He has intervened, we’ve heard him. As it is now, we have listened to him; we have given him the due respect. The management committee has to meet, look at it and decide what is next but if probably our members are convinced we will call off the strike for now depending on our meeting with him tomorrow.”
MODEC dismissed some of its Ghanaian workers for failing to sign a bond to be of good behavior after negotiations over pay disparity failed.
The remaining 12 Ghanaians working with MODEC, on November 11 also laid down their tools to demand the reinstatement of their colleagues that were sacked.
Meanwhile workers in the petroleum sector on Tuesday also followed suit in solidarity with the dismissed MODEC workers.
Citi News can confirm that workers of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) as well as Bulk Oil Storage & Transportation Co. Ltd. (BOST) are currently on strike.
According to Fuseini, workers of the Tema oil refinery (TOR) have all joined in the strike adding that tanker drivers are not also loading their trucks.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh & Vivian Kai Mensah/citifmonline.com/Ghana