GTP Workers Prevent MD From Entering Factory Again
Workers of Textiles Ghana Limited, producers of GTP and Woodin fabrics in Tema, have for the second time prevented their Managing Director from entering the factory premises. The workers said the MD, Fatoumata Doro, had abandoned a collective working agreement with company. A senior staff of the company, Joseph
Korletey Kugblenu, said work will come to a standstill anytime the MD attempts to enter the premises. This morning, we also got information that she went to the Labour Commission to ask for permission to come to the plant and come and work. Mr. Kugblenu said the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union also tried to counter the commission’s permit, insisting that if she
stepped on the property, they would not allow her to work. This morning we saw she was around, so we all stopped her from entering. Immediately she left, the work went on. So right now the plant is working at full capacity. On February 24, the workers began a sit-down strike to demand the removal of their Managing Director. They had also petitioned to have their Managing Director sacked.