Workers of Takoradi International Company (TICO) have threatened to shut down the thermal power plant at Aboadze if management fails to address their concerns of “equal work, equal pay” by Monday, December 10.
This was after the workers, including the engineers working on the 330MW combined cycle steam turbine power plant picketed at the company’s premises at Aboadze.
The picketing which was led by the General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), Solomon Kotei and other national executives, occasioned a three-hour meeting between management and a negotiation team from the ICU on the way forward.
Speaking to TV3 after the meeting, the General Secretary of the ICU said management has agreed to respond to their demands, adding management of TICO agreed to write to the ICU on Monday December 10, 2018, on their demands.
According to the workers, management has over the years violated their collective agreement which ensures that their due is given.
They complained that benefits and other entitlements have stopped coming.
The workers also accused management of creating disaffection among them, thereby creating an atmosphere of suspicion at the workplace.
Solomon Kotei recalled that despite several notices to management for the collective agreement to be respected nothing has happened.