Workers of the Ghana Port and Harbours Authority, GPHA are demonstrating to draw government’s attention to the Meridian Port Services Limited, MPS contract deal which according to them is unfavourable.
The workers are dressed in red attire and wore red bands to register their displeasure.
The workers said if they allow the MPS contract to begin in June as scheduled, then majority of its workers will have to go home.
Speaking to Journalists in Tema, a Chief Shop Steward at GPHA, Emmanuel Arhin said government is turning a deaf ear to their plight since most pressure groups including the mother union have kicked against it to no avail.
It was therefore necessary as workers who will be directly affected to demonstrate today to press home their demand. He said if government does not review the contract before June then most workers in the Port enclave aside GPHA workers will go home.
He said from the Tema and Takoradi Ports, more than 1,500 workers are likely to go home. He said workers are giving the government 21 days to respond or they will advise themselves.