- Staff of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra have laid down their tools in protest of bias treatment by management
- The workers numbering about 100 failed to work on Wednesday, April 17 to drive home their concerns
Irate staff of Mövenpick Ambassador hotel in Accra refused to work on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in protest of unfair treatment by management.
According to the workers, they have tolerated racial abuse and unfair treatment from the managers of the facility sine 2011.
Some staff who spoke to Graphic Online alleged that Ghanaian workers were treated harshly and dismissed by the hotel when they committed misdemeanours such as "stealing pens" while expatriate staff were let off the hook when they stole from guests.
In an interview with Citi News, a spokesperson of the aggrieved workers, David Owusu said the expatriate staff are always given preferential treatment.
“…The whole thing is about equal rights…. we are just fighting for our equal rights. We are in the house and most at times when staff take something from here whether milo or one Lipton, you will be sacked. Sometimes you will be taken to the police station. And there is this situation that a manager who is a white has stolen gold bar from the hotel and now they are trying to cover it and that is what we are fighting. That the lady should be sacked,” he said.
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The protesting staff numbered about 100. The police had to be called in to ensure calm.
The General Manager of the hotel, Mr Rathgeb declined to speak on the matter when contacted.
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