In a recent development, Organized Labour has decided to suspend its planned strike originally set for Monday, July 10, 2023. The union had intended to demand the reinstatement of three local union workers whose contracts were terminated by Sunon Asogli Power Limited.
This decision comes in response to a request from the Council of State, which sought additional time to engage with key stakeholders. Organized Labour has expressed disappointment with Sunon Asogli’s refusal to reinstate their union leaders, asserting that the terminations were unjust.
During a media briefing, Dr. Yaw Baah, Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress, announced that the Council of State has been given a deadline of July 17, 2023, to provide positive updates on the matter. The union remains hopeful that a satisfactory resolution can be reached through ongoing discussions.
“Today, the council of state called us and assured us. Having listened to our issue they saw that, we are not asking for the moon, all that we are asking is that our three brothers are reinstated and that we should work together to ensure that our rights as workers should not be abused by any employer whether they are Chinese, or Ghanaian or anywhere they come from.”
“After they gave us that assurance, they also requested that will give them time to work with governemnt to get our demands met,” he stated.
Mr Baah said the leadership that met the Council of State agreed to the request and suspend the strike which was scheduled for Monday July 10, 2023 until further notice.
“But on the 17th of July we are all coming back here for update on from Council of state and the presidency. We are hoping that by the time we meet on the 17th we have good news for you. If we don’t have good news what it means is that we will have to reactivate our strike action,” he added.