Members of the Greater Accra Branch of the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of the TUC will picket around the precincts of TV3 on Tuesday, April 4, to protest what they describe as “the unfair summary dismissal of thirty-two workers of TV3”.
A statement issued Monday by the PSWU asked all members of the Union to participate effectively in all solidarity actions in support of the 32 workers of TV3 Network Company Ltd.
According to the statement issued by Richard Ampaarbeng, General Secretary, and his deputy, Bernard Adjei, the “Management of TV3 took this action without due regard to the National Union or respect for the processes that establishes the Management-Union relationship – an action which is an affront to the social partnership.”
“Since the dastardly incident, the approaches by the Union to resolve the matters amicably have not received the necessary good faith hearing from the Management of TV3 – a pre-requisite for our Social Partnership and the Spirit of Collective Bargaining Processes.
“Given the breakdown in our relationship and the lives at stake, we have no option and indeed under an obligation, to trigger our right to industrial action”, the statement said.
The PSWU said it had served notice to the National Labour Commission, the Management of TV3, the Inspector General of Police and the Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police to commence a series of industrial actions to demand the reinstatement of the thirty-two staff and to re-establish good faith social partnership with the Management of TV3.
“We cannot allow the exercise of raw and oppressive power by the Management of TV3 to deny each of these thirty-two workers and their families their livelihood.
“We stand in Solidarity forever!”