- Workers of Metro TV in Accra are protesting against poor salaries
- The protest come in the wake of decreased viewership of the TV station over the past years
Workers of Accra-based private television station, Metro TV are protesting against what they have termed the discrimination by management over salary adjustments.
The protest, which is being embarked upon by the Local Union of Metro TV has seen hundreds of workers in red arm bands as they demand an inclusion into the salary increment being implemented by management. Meanwhile Chairman of the Union, Joe Ghartey has revealed that all effort to get management understand their side of the story has proven futile hence the decision to embark on the protest.
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“We have been trying to negotiate but some management people are saying that they are not going to increase salaries whether we like it or not and this is not helping matters. What we are trying to do is to tell management that we are not happy with the situation. People get 25 percent while the most important people, production people are being left out. What you have done for Paul, do for Peter. That is all what we are saying,” aggrieved Joe Ghartey stated.
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Meanwhile Metro TV is feared to be one of those local broadcast stations suffering immensely when it comes to viewership as recent Geopoll research indicates a drop in viewership being exactly 4.4 and 4.8% respectively - a development which os feared to affect the produtivity of the once loved station.
In the meantime, management of Metro TV are yet to comment on the recent protest as no official statement has yet being issued.