Golden Tulip Hotel has denied reports that its workers are operating under poor working conditions.
Management of the hotel over the past weeks has come under heavy attack from workers of the hotel over poor conditions of service, nonpayment of salaries and mismanagement.
Last week the Police had to be called in to forestall a confrontation between workers and management of the hotel after more than 300 permanent and casual workers declared a sit down strike.
But management of the hotel reacting to the development after remaining tight lipped on the matter said most of the accusations leveled against it by its workers are false.
The woes of the hotel begun in August this year after workers staged a demonstration to protest against what they described as poor working conditions and the non-payment of salaries.
According to the workers the demonstration had become necessary because management had failed to heed to their concerns
Weeks later the workers accused management of the hotel of embezzling some 15 million dollars meant to renovate the facility.
The workers who petitioned President John Mahama to intervene and address the growing tension in the hotel between workers and management, slammed the minister of finance Seth Terkper for turning a blind eye on allegations of embezzlement being leveled against managers of the hotel.
But management of the hotel reacting to the development said negotiations over salary increases for this year have not commenced because the Industrial and Commercial workers Union (ICU) and the local union executives called for the completion of a job evaluation and placement exercise as a prerequisite to negotiating salary increases.
On the strikes, according to the hotel, they are illegal and says despite contacting the ICU to intervene in the matter, there has been no response from them to date.
According to the hotel employees enjoy competitive conditions of service and benefits including annual bonus, interest free loans, educational scholarship for SHS and University wards, private medical insurance, paying of fees for qualified staff to pursue degree courses, equivalent of 5, 000 dollars retirement benefit, in addition to the provident fund, yearly shoe allowance, funeral grants and daily free meals for all staff among others.
By: Vivian Kai Mensah/citifmonline.com/Ghana