Workers protest sudden shutdown of Cape Coast factory

About 500 workers of Ameen Sangari Industries Limited in the Central Region capital of Cape Coast are protesting the decision by management to close down the company without any prior notice.

The workers were dismayed Monday morning to find a notice, announcing the closure of the company “until further notice”.

“Severance awards negotiations are still ongoing,” the notice indicated.

But the workers say they will have none of that as the foreign owners owed them two-month salaries.

One Mr Nkrumah, an affected worker, told Onua FM’s Central Region correspondent Kwame Kakarba that they had petitioned the Oguaa Traditional Council on the maltreatment suffered in the hands of their expatriate employers prior to happenings on Monday.

They are calling on government as well to intervene.

They claim the company has taken the decision ostensibly due to high costs in taxes.


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