- Pokuase interchange construction workers have laid down their tools over maltreatment from their superiors
- The workers are demanding an increment in their daily wages of GH¢20.20 by 75%
- They have vowed to cause a road block soon if the government does not intervene
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Install our latest app for Android and read the best news about Ghana
Workers at the Pokuase interchange have laid down their tools over what they have described as the maltreatment from their superiors.
They are demanding an increment in their daily wages and also the GH¢20.20 daily wage increased by at least 75 percent before calling off their strike.
According to a report filed by Citinewsroom, the workers at the site revealed that they receive GH¢1 allowance for scaffolding.
Letting out their frustrations, they further revealed that even with that small amount of money they earn, they are taxed from that as well.
Also, anyone who takes a break while at post gets a lesser amount as the 1-hour break is also deducted from the GH¢20 they receive.
A spokesperson for the workers, Evans Gyimah, said the workers also desired other upgrades to their working conditions in addition to an improved wage structure.
He also mentioned the unavailability of health insurance cover on them despite how risky their job is.
“By December, the workers will leave here, and he may be going home with sickness,” he noted.
These demonstrators have however called on government to intervene in their situation or else they cause a road block in the coming days which may be extended to 2 months.
In a completely different news, Abdallah Mohammed, the junior high school graduate who was handed a 25-year jail term for a missing GHC10 has received a huge boost in life following his release from jail.
Ghanaians react to Prof Gyampo's call to get politicians to stop replacing dead MPs with their wives
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on myjoyonline.com, Abdallah Mohammed is said to have been presented with GHC2,000, a barbering shop job, and an apartment.
Abdallah Mohammed, now 27 years, said in an exclusive interview with Adom FM that he served 11 years and two months at the Kumasi Central Prison after he was wrongly accused of stealing GHC10.
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.