MODEC reinstates 27 dismissed workers

The 27 dismissed workers of MODEC have been reinstated by management.

This was announced by the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu on Wednesday after a joint meeting with all stakeholders.

The management of MODEC, the Petroleum Commission, Minister of Energy and Petroleum and the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations were all present at the crisis meeting which was held to resolve the impasse.
About 40 Ghanaian MODEC workers on October 29 embarked on an industrial action to protest against poor working conditions and remunerations.

The management of MODEC, a private company working at Ghana’s FPSO vessel on the Jubilee oil field later terminated the appointment of 27 of the local workers.

All efforts by the Petroleum Commission to resolve the impasse proved futile which forced MODEC to drag the workers before the National Labour Commission (NLC).

Subsequently, 12 local workers of MODEC withdrew their services in solidarity to their dismissed colleagues.

Ghanaian workers in the petroleum sector on Tuesday also began a solidarity strike to demand the reinstatement of the dismissed MODEC workers.

It included the workers of the Petroleum Tankers Union, the West African Gas Pipeline Company limited (WAPCo), Bulk Oil Storage & Transportation Co. Ltd. (BOST), Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) and also had the backing of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
Due to the reinstatement of the 27 local workers, the solidarity strike has been effectively terminated.



Source: Citifmonline.com

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