Tema-based VALCO workers protest continued pensioner stay

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Workers at the Tema-based Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) are protesting the continued power of some senior executives they describe as retirees.

According to the workers, the company’s retirees number about 28, nine of them in administration.

The workers are also protesting against their poor working conditions, among other things.

According to the workers, although they have stated that although they operate locally, all their activities are done outside the country and all monetary transactions are done in dollars.

However, workers say they are struggling due to the presence of retirees in most management positions who do not have the welfare of workers at heart.

Talk to JoyNewslocal union president Edgar Tetteh said the protest will continue until everyone who has reached mandatory retirement age retires.

He said the presence of retirees was draining the company’s finances.

The workers therefore call on the government and all relevant authorities to join them in ensuring that all company retirees leave their jobs.

“The pensioners have overstayed their stay, they should leave so that the young people also occupy these positions. In the same vein, they should leave so that our unemployed brothers can come to work. I mean 67, 68, 69…that doesn’t bode well for the company,” he said.

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