Ghana: Two labour unions lead protests against alleged poor working conditions at CHEC and Labadi Beach Hotel
Author: GhanaWeb (Ghana), Published on: 28 May 2017
"Two labour unions protest poor working conditions in Accra and Tema", 19 May 2017
Two groups of workers in Tema and Accra...demonstrated against poor working conditions and called for better wages. While workers of the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the company undertaking the Tema Port Expansion Project, protested against what they described as poor working conditions, their counterparts at the Labadi Beach Hotel laid down their tools demanding increases in their salaries. In Tema, the over 100 workers, who were mostly engaged through a third party recruitment company, L’aine Services, also accused the management of CHEC of intimidation and wrongful dismissals. They further claimed that in spite of the high risk nature of their jobs, there was no provision of risk allowance to cater for workers in the event of severe injury or death. The workers also alleged that the company had failed to pay social security allowances on their behalf although their contracts stipulated such terms...Workers of the Labadi Beach Hotel claimed that the issue of their salary increment had been left unattended to by management since October last year. When the Daily Graphic visited the facility, the management and members of the labour union were locked up in a meeting.