Some employees of Accra-based hotel, Holiday Inn, have requested for the payment of their salaries.
The aggrieved group as part of efforts to demand for their salaries, embarked on a demonstration on Monday, November 23, 2020, to press home their requests.
According to them, their salaries have been delayed for the past eight (8) months, a reason they engaged in the demonstration.
Speaking to the media, a worker of the hotel who identified herself as Elizabeth Akakpo Arthur, stated that all efforts to channel their plights through the Ghana Labour Commission to help them in getting their salaries from management has proved futile.
“Before the advent of COVID-19, the hotel was already on its knees and some of the workers had been made redundant, and the owner of the hotel told us that we should go home and that he would pay us half of what is owed us and we agreed,” she said.
“But the monies didn’t come to us in our first month of being made redundant, it didn’t come the following month too, and it has continued for 8 months now. So we then went to the Labour Commission for help, but the CEO is proving stubborn,” she lamented.
Elizabeth Akakpo also bewailed the arrest of some staff by the Ghana Police Service, although they had a peaceful protest.
“We went to the Airport police station and they told us they can’t come because of the COVID-19, and we had information from the Labour Commission telling us that we have to come in for our money because they have learnt the man has already finish with everything and he wants to travel.”
Unfortunately, “we came here this morning and he called the Police to come and arrest some of us,” she noted.