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A strike by workers of private security house G7 Security System nearly halted operations at the Kumasi Airport Thursday morning.
The security guards laid down their tools to demand payment of payment arrears and social security donations which has delayed for several months.
They also lament poor working conditions as they’re forced to use one outfit to work for spans since assuming the post.
Sheathe in red gears and bands the dissatisfied pool had abandoned post and were seen loitering about at the airfield whendailymailgh.com visited.
Some plied posters with the necrologies; “ Pay Our SSNIT Now ”, to press home their demands, as their action also obviated contractors working on the substitutive phase of the airfield from piercing the program position.
“ We control the coming gate, the conveyor belt and the motorcar premises. We ’ve worked for four months without pay; last Monday we did a demonstration and they talked to us that by Wednesday they will pay our pays. As we speak they’ve paid only one month. For four spans now we ’ve been working with one outfit, no rain pelage when it rains we get wet. When we’re at the motorcar premises and it ’s raining we find fair to hide but when a vehicle leaves without paying ante we use our resources plutocrat to pay else you ’ll be in trouble ”, one of the protesters lamented as he held a poster.
“ We’re giving them ( stewardship) 24 hours else we aren’t working present. As you can see the passengers are stranded and those at the motorcar yard are also stranded ”, another said as two aircrafts stand at the airfield awaiting more directives from field officers.
The two-hour strike was called off after stewardship mediated. After a marathon meeting it was agreed that stewardship would resolve the workers ’ grievances in one week.
“ Initially they reasoned with us to pay our arrears in two months but we declined. They went down to one month but that was also shot down. We thereafter resolved that they pay us in one week ”, said Kwabena Abu, one of the disgruntled workers in a media interview.
“ They’re also to resolve issues of SSNIT and other working conditions within that time or else we will advise ourselves ”, he further stated.
Handling didn’t respond to calls for commentary on the matter