The Ghana Bauxite Company in Awaso in the Western North Region has shut down as aggrieved workers staged a violent demonstration that ensuing in the burning of corporation homes.
Firm bungalows, offices and automobiles were being torched by the angry staff who stated their doing the job ailments require to be enhanced.
There is a security assembly ongoing in the location in response to the disturbance to reduce even more house destruction from continuing.
A worker of the corporation who spoke to Joy News’ Evans Mensah on Newsnight Tuesday on situation of anonymity said management has turned deaf ear to their calls for of greater working problems and formation of a worker’s union to shield their fascination.
“It was not a planned thing but an anger situation that went out of command. On Monday early morning all the things was working properly till news came out based mostly on a previous negotiation assembly with administration did not acquire a optimistic reaction.
“Once they listened to that matters are not going as anticipated then it aroused the anger of people who have been operating on this difficulty for all these several years. It has been nine a long time that we have not been able to sort a union,” he said.
According to him, they are unable to fathom why management does not want them to type a union and sacking of 16 individuals in the process above the past four several years.
Three months ago, the staff embarked on a tranquil demonstration and petitioned the Regional minister, District Main Government, Municipal Chief Govt to help solve challenges at the business but that did not perform.
Not only this but the workers stated they are not joyful with the wage composition with some staff using household as minor as ¢250 with no benefits and payment of SSNIT contributions.
“They will connect with you and sit down with you to concur on a salary but at the end of the month, the spend you obtain and see on your pay back slip is really distinct. Agreement employees who do the identical position, with the similar qualifications as our colleagues from the mother company are compensated differently,” he claimed.
According to the aggrieved worker, whereas individuals who function for the mother organization delight in well being and other positive aspects, the contract workers do not enjoy the same.
Divisional Law enforcement Commander, Main Supt John Osei Bonsu mentioned quiet has returned to the town as they find to remedy the confusion in between the company and its staff members.
In accordance to him, they have beefed up safety as the scenario is dire.
“Since we acquired back up, we have been capable to handle the situation and we hope there won’t be any even further destruction. We have not manufactured any arrest due to the fact for those who were being demonstrating, they have not completed anything at all that warrants an arrest.
“For most who carried out the destruction, most of them did it and fled but investigations are ongoing and ideally, we will get them and make the confront the legislation,” he explained.
There is a scheduled assembly among the chiefs, elders as properly as political and stability agency heads to settle the deadlock and forge forward.