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ANGRY WORKERS TO PICKET AT MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OVER SALARY ARREARS

Some aggrieved former workers of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) have threatened to picket the premises of the Ministry of Transport to demand full payment of their severance package.

The workers were part of a group who were laid off by management in 2002, through a World Bank-funded project dubbed: ‘Voluntary retirement exercise’ as part of the restructuring of the port.

At a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, the ex-workers explained that they had served letters to all government agencies and department responsible for their bailed out but had proved nothing.

They added that the case was initially sent to court after their plea was neglected by the government in 2005 and had since been struggling for their take-home salary.

The spokesperson for the group, Mr Laud Nsiah Laryea, in an interview with adoanewsonline, said, “we were part of a voluntary retirement exercise which occurred in 2002, at the various departments of the GPHA, and we are yet to receive our full retirement package as promised by our leaders.”

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