Over 300 Zoomlion workers at ‘war’ as they demand 6 months’ salary arrears

Over 300 Zoomlion workers at ‘war’ as they demand 6 months’ salary arrears

- Some workers of Zoomlion Ghana Limited have demanded their salaries which have been in arears for about 6 months

- They have also rejected 5kg bags of rice given to them by the company

- Officials of the company have meanwhile revealed that payments will begin on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Over 300 workers of Zoomlion Ghana Limited have angrily rejected Christmas packages given to them by the company.

They have instead demanded their salary arears which have not been settled for about six months now.

The workers, who belong to the New Juaben Municipal Assembly unit of the company, are categorized under the Sanitation module of Youth Employment Agency (YEA).

An image of bags of rice

Bags of rice Source: starrfmonline.com
Source: UGC

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The agitating workers who invaded the premises of the Municipal Assembly in anticipation of receiving their arrears, were taken aback when they were told that the arrears will be paid later, and rather 5kg bags of rice were made available for them.

The announcement infuriated the workers who rejected the rice and started protesting, insisting that their arrears are paid.

The angry workers abandoned the rice and trooped to the regional office of Zoomlion, by walking some 5km under the scorching sun to press home their demand for payment of their salary arrears.

A group of people on the streets

Some of aggrieved workers Source: starrfmonline.com
Source: UGC

The leader of the angry workers, Osei Kwame said they will not hesitate to lay down their tools next week, a situation which could affect waste management in the two municipalities, especially at the critical period of Christmas and New Year when waste generation is high.

Meanwhile, officials of the company have revealed that payment of the arrears will begin on Thursday December 20, 2018.

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