Citi Business News has learnt the compulsory arbitration between Modec and the sacked Ghanaian workers of FPSO Kwame Nkrumah has broken down.
[contextly_sidebar id=”uIkWyzKyzOB9nQqZV0zsph3S3NM8CTFo”]The two were directed to go into compulsory arbitration by the National Labour Commission (NLC) in July this year.
This was after talks between the workers and Modec over the dismissal broke down.
MODEC refused to reinstate the workers despite an MOU signed between them and the union in November 2014 to reinstate 15 of the 19 sacked workers.
The move pushed the NLC to announce in July that it cannot force MODEC to reinstate the workers but directed it to begin negotiations with the workers on a suitable severance package.
19 Ghanaian workers on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah were sacked by Modec, last year for embarking on a sit down strike over poor conditions of service as compared to their expatriate colleagues on the storage vessel.
By: Vivian Kai Lokko/citifmonline.com/Ghana