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08.08.2005 Business & Finance

Ex-Ghanair Workers To Meet Liquidator

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The National Labour Commission (NLC) is facilitating a meeting scheduled for next Wednesday between the official liquidator of Ghana Airways and representatives of the former employees of the airline to resolve issues on their severance package.
Negotiations on the severance package for the ex-workers had run into a dispute, compelling the workers to seek a relief from the NLC.
A statement signed by the acting executive secretary of the NLC, Mr J. K. Bapuuroh, and issued in Accra, said on June 2, 2005, the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union (GRPCWU) and the Union of Commerce, Industry and Finance Workers (UNICOF), representing the workers, notified the commission that their negotiations with the government task force (GTF) on Ghana Airways since November 25, 2004, had run into a deadlock.
It said the two parties failed to agree on issues relating to the level of the severance pay and cut-off date, outstanding leave commuted to cash, long service award and salaries. The workers therefore requested the commission to assist the parties with a mediator for the settlement of the outstanding issues.


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