Citi Business News is learning that workers of the Ghana Gas Company Limited, who demonstrated against poor working conditions at the Atuabo gas processing plant, have been restricted access to the facility.
The aggrieved workers last Friday, demonstrated against the management for what they say is management’s failure to heed their plea.
The workers have bemoaned, among other things, the delay in providing key logistics to facilitate their work.
According to them, financial challenges have been cited as the major reason for the development.
The Corporate Communications Manager at Ghana gas, Alfred Ogbarmey has since described the action as illegal.
He also explains to Citi Business News a management meeting on Monday concluded with a security advice to restrict access to the workers who participated in the protests.
“Management has met and they’re still deliberating on the decision … but based on security advice, those who were caught up in the demonstration have been asked to stay off the facility till further notice,” he said.
He added, “The situation is largely over but whatever decision arrived at will be communicated to those affected.”
Workers’ union defends protests
The workers have however defended their decision to protest their conditions of service.
Chairman of the union, Richard Alamu explained the association will not be discouraged by attempts to frustrate their requests to get the right procedures put in place.
“Our company keeps saying that it’s because of VRA’s indebtedness that is why they are not able to really do the sort of financial commitment that they ought to. We are not demanding much.
“What we are saying is that the systems here ought to work. Management has to come down; they should make sure that the priority of the ordinary employee of Ghana Gas is taken care of,” he stressed.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana