NLC Rules Golden Exotics Workers Strike As Illegal

banana plantationThe Ghana National Labour Commission has at its sitting on Wednesday 27th February ruled that, the Golden Exotics workers strike is illegal.
The Commission therefore asked the workers to call off their strike and resume work immediately. ?About 1,800?workers?of the the Free Zone banana plantation company located at Kasunya Estates near Asutuare have been on industrial strike in demand for a pay rise since Tuesday 26th February .
“Negotiation?is in progress so we don’t actually back the strike,” the Assistance Secretary of General Agricultural Workers Union?(GAWU) local union, Noble David Dotse? declared.

As the law says, it is illegal to go on strike as the negotiation is in progress, he said.?The 1st Trustee of GAWU local union, Philips Akadzro lamented over the fact that, negotiation was concluded on Friday with management agreeing to raise the pay by 25%.

They appealed to workers through local radio stations to resume work on Monday 4th March.
According to the Ghana National Labour Commission, if workers do not resume work, they could be cited for contempt.
Golden Exotics Limited exports a total of 64,000 tons of banana representing about 94% of Ghana’s total banana export.
Due to the strike, the company has lost about 1M Euros so far.
Below is a document proving ?the illegality of the strike
NLC doc
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