The Construction Building and Material Workers Union (CBMWU) of the Trades Union Congress has appealed to TIESO Ghana Limited to re-instate workers it laid off last week at its Regional Hospital site at Wa.
The Union said their reinstatement would be a sign of respect to the government , the Minster of Health as well as the Upper West Regional Minister.
Mr Pius K. Quainoo, the General Secretary of CBMWU, told the GNA in an interview that the workers, numbering about 148, were laid off because of their interest to join the union.
He said Dr Kweku Agyeman-Mensah, the Health Minister, in the company of Alhaji Amadu Sulemani, the Upper West Regional Minister, appealed to the Company to re-instate the workers.
He said in the view of the ministers, the workers could not be denied their right to join a union and it was surprising that reports reaching the Union showed that the Company was recruiting workers to replace those retrenched
When contacted Mr Dawada, the Upper East Regional Labour Officer, confirmed to the GNA that the workers had been laid off and quoted a representative of the Company as alleging that the “whole 148 workers were not hard working ” and that was the reason for the laying off.