Ketan (W/R), March 12, GNA - More than 2,000 workers of Ghana Railway Company (GRC) on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful demonstration through principal streets in Sekondi to demand the dismissal of their Managing director, Mr. Rufus Quaye, from office. The demonstrators also demanded the payment of their salary arrears covering four months, as well as pay rise and a new collective bargaining agreement.
They carried placards some of which read, "Prof. Ekumfi is a failure to GRC," "Quaye must go," "we have suffered enough" and "pay us our salaries now".
The workers accused Mr Amoah of not intervening when the crisis started and had allowed it to deepen.
"We expected you to intervene as the father of the region when the crisis started but you were no where to be found," one of their leaders said when presenting the petition.
The workers have been on strike for almost a month, despite a directive by the National Labour Commission asking them to resume work. Receiving the petition, Mr. Amoah appealed to them to call off the strike and resume work while negotiations continue over their grievances. The workers will hold a press conference on Thursday March 13.