Alarm Blows At Golden Tulip As Tempers Flare Up
There is raging pandemonium at the Golden Tulip hotel in Accra. Hundreds of workers there are currently in a tussle with some management members over welfare issues.
In addition to accusations of nepotism and discrimination, the workers say the management is “collapsing and destroying” the hotel,which is partly owned by the Government of Ghana – 40 percent shares.
The aggrieved workers complained to StarrFMonline.com that they are forced to work under very strenuous conditions due to “lack of logistics and poor salaries”.
Led by the local union executives, the aggrieved workers drove out the management from the hotel on August 11, 2014, and has since denied them access into the facility.
In their attempt to gain entry today, the management members stormed the facility with “private security men and Military Officers”, according to union chair Henrietta Boakye, who spoke to StarrFMonline.com.
She said three of the 10 security men who invaded the hotel, attempted arresting some of their union executives, but were “over-powered”.
The situation, according to Boakye, angered all the workers, who simultaneously stormed out of the facility and declared a momentary sit-down strike, amidst noisy picketing in the hotel’s car park.
They have, however, called off the strike, after the Police intervened, but say President John Mahama must intervene.
According to the angry workers, they called off an earlier demonstration two weeks ago, after presenting a petition to the President, the Finance Minister and other stakeholder over the same welfare concerns.
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