Over two thousand workers of mining giant Newmont have threatened to strike on Friday if a meaningful response from the mining firm on ongoing negotiations is not received.
Negotiations for better pay between the two have been ongoing for over eight months.
The miners want the huge disparity in pay levels in the industry to be addressed.
They are also seeking an increase in workers’ salaries to accommodate the shocks in the economy.
According to the mine workers union who are leading negotiations for the workers negotiations have so far not been fruitful.
General Secretary of the mineworkers union Prince William Ankrah tells Citi Business News Newmont has deliberately taken an entrenched position to unduly frustrate the negotiations. ‘we are not making any headway we can’t be wasting time so the best is to declare a strike.
By law, law we must notify them (7 days) and we have done that.
This strike will definitely make an impact’. He said.
By: Vivian Kai Lokko/citifmonline.com/Ghana