GRIDCO staff lock up management over wages

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Angry staff of Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) locked up their management members of the company to demand a redress to their concerns.

The management was allegedly locked up from noon till 7 PM by the angry staff.

A Staff said;

“The angry staff surrounded the head office yesterday and locked the entrance of the head office to demand resonance from our management. We kept them until 7 pm which they pleaded for release to consult the board members and the CEO and get back on a meeting today but as of now all the Directors with the CEO are absent from work today but the staff group are waiting until 2 pm at the head office to take another decision,”

The staff of Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO)  embarked on a sit-down strike ahead of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections on December 7 over unpaid wages which had been stuck for some time now.

The aggrieved workers say they will not attend to all emergencies including the falling conductor, transformer failure, and system control.

According to the workers Union of GRIDCo, management and the board have failed to furnish it with information on the 2020 wage opener negotiations.

The staff of GRIDCO have as a result hoisted red banners at their various substation installations as a way to express their displeasure and forewarn management of the impending strike.

Some of the aggrieved workers contend that a new Director of Finance upon assumption of office has canceled some allowances they were enjoying and slashed others over financial difficulties.

Again, transportation allowance instituted for workers following the withdrawal of shuttle bus for workers has not been paid.

GRIDCo staff went on strike on December 2019 to push the government and other institutions to pay their debt of about 1.2 billion cedis to the power transmission company to enable it run efficiently.

They believe that by locking up the management, their plight will be addressed.

 

Source:Mynewsghana.net

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