Business News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Citi Business News has gathered that workers of Local airline, Starbow, who have been dismissed will not receive any compensation package.
Scores of workers of the airline yesterday were issued with letters terminating their employment contract.
A letter sighted by Citi Business News signed by the CEO of the company, Mr. James Eric Antwi stated that contracts of workers have been terminated effective November 30, 2017.
The letter further directed the workers to submit all their IDs and other company assets in their possession to the administration.
“We write to serve you this days’ notice of termination of your employment contract effective November 30, 2017.”
“In accordance with the termination clause of the existing agreement between you and the company, the company is formally exercising its right to the said agreement”.
It added, “On your last day of work, kindly liaise with the Human Resource and Administration Department to submit all company assets in your possession, including but not limited to ID cards, equipment, cell phones, work products (electronic and paper files) etc.”
“Upon receipt of these items, the payment of any outstanding amounts as stated due will be authorized.”
It is unclear whether the dismissals are due to the recent incident involving one of the company’s aircrafts or due to operational challenges facing the airline.
A Kumasi bound aircraft skidded off the runway at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday, November 25th when it was preparing to take off.
The Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Simon Allotey has also told Citi Business News the GCAA will investigate the operations of Starbow and proffer the necessary sanction if it is found culpable in the accident.
Starbow is one of the two airline companies operating in Ghana’s domestic airline industry.
It has been in operations since September 2011.
Already, three airlines, CityLink, Antrak and Royal Fly Gh are yet to resume operations after suffering a similar fate some three to four years ago.