The General Secretary of the Ghana Mines Workers Union (GMWU) has rejected claims of any pending layoffs at Goldfields Damang Mine in the Western Region.
[contextly_sidebar id=”Dpkg6chqqFAgj7vdRESdZx1eqy7XEtoD”]According to him the Damang mine of Goldfield Ghana Limited is currently undergoing restructuring and management and management of the company has assured the union that there will be no job cuts.
Goldfields last week announced it may be forced to lay off over two thousand Ghanaian workers in the coming months if gold prices on the global market do not recover.
The dismissals Citi Business News gathers will occur if the mining giant goes ahead with plans to shut down the Damang mine in the Western Region.
But speaking to Citi Business News General Secretary of the Ghana Mines Workers Union (GMWU) Prince William Ankrah insists that there are no plans to lay off workers asking workers of the Goldfields Damang Mine not to panic but stay calm and work.
“There isn’t any layoff at Damang mines, as we speak what am gathering from the management is that the mine is undergoing restructuring and they are making sure that tax issues that have come up, we have had discussions on challenges facing the mine and taxes that has been rolled on and its impact on the company’.
He tells Citi Business News the company was working around the clock to turn its fortunes. ‘Goldfields has currently put on hold plans to outsource mining operations at the Damang mines to another contractor. Therefore there should not be any panic now as events unfold’.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonline.com/Ghana