A union of workers will embark on a demonstration in the Western region to protest against expatriate bosses abuse. The reason for the protest includes the maltreatment of Ghanaian workers by expatriate employers. The protest march will involve the Transport and petroleum workers, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other workers unions.
The Unions’ protest follows countless complaints from Ghanaian workers about bizarre and unfair working conditions imposed on them by expatriate companies. One of the cases of the expatriate bosses abuse includes an Italian supervisor at Gateway Logistics Limited, Manlio Maggiorotto, who chained a Ghanaian employee to a container in the hot sun for failing to complete a task assigned him. There was also the incident of a female Ghanaian supervisor of Peterpan Restaurant in Accra, who was slapped with a hot pizza by her Korean employer.
All these and many more abuses, coupled with the unstable and unhealthy salaries apportioned to them, culminated to the protest march.
Labour Moves To Intervene
The workers’ union also implored the Ministry of Labour and Employment Relations to see that the rights and privileges of the workers are duly protected. The union have pleaded that government moves to curb the illicit act which has engulfed most expatriate companies in the country.
Speaking at the inauguration of the board of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the Labour Minister, Haruna Iddrisu, said government will see to the alarming situation. According to him, government will not only end the act, but punish foreign employers who are found culpable of the crime.
The TUC had on the case of the Italian supervisor, written a statement demanding the Managing director of the Italian company, William Moss, to provide the supervisor who according to reports fled the country for fear of being prosecuted. In the statement, the TUC also demanded that there be a change in the inhumane working conditions Ghanaian workers are compelled to undergo.