MPS workers embark on strike; importers, exporters stranded

MPS workers embark on strike; importers, exporters stranded

Workers of Meridian Port Services (MPS) in Tema have embarked on a sit-down strike since yesterday, November 26, 2019.

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Information reaching indicates that the workers embarked on the strike to protest their salaries and working conditions.

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Checks by the website showed that, since 4pm on Tuesday, MPS workers failed to attend to both importers and exporters who use their services because of the strike, leaving them stranded at the port.

A source at MPS also disclosed that the workers have vowed to continue the sit-down strike until management meets their demands.

This means that until management meets with the workers to agree on certain terms, there will not be any major activity going on at the port and importers and exporters will have to wait till a resolution is agreed on for them to continue with their business.

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MPS are currently the concessionaire for the Tema Port. They currently have 85 percent stake at the new terminal in Tema with Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) controlling 15 percent.

MPS has a 35-year contract to handle the Tema Port Expansion Project when fully completed. will keep readers updated with any development from the strike action at the port.

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In other news, Samuel Eto'o has gained admission into Harvard University in the US.

In January 2020, he will be pursuing a course in Business Management to acquire some new entrepreneurship skills.

Eto'o has set up a betting company, Beto’o and he believes Harvard will help him learn methods that will prevent his new business from collapsing.

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