AGRRIEVED TWO THOUSAND workers of the Single Man Contractor Association [SMCA] are boiling with anger at government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for persistence refusal to pay their thirty-six (36) months salary arrears which situation was adversely affecting their living conditions.
According to the workers, "We are getting fed up with the “failed and empty promises” by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Add to pay our thirty-six months salary arrears and thus their patience was fast waning.
Consequently, the aggrieved workers served notice of their intention to stage protests against the government of President Akufo-Addo, Minister of Roads and Highway over their thirty-six-months unpaid salary arrears.
The labourers, numbering about two thousand across the country, are set to register their dissatisfaction over lousy treatment by the government and the company.
“In accordance with the laws of the country, we have officially served notice to the Greater Accra regional police command and given the permit to embark on a lawful demonstration on the 6th December, 2022 to register our displeasure over our three years unpaid salary arrears,” the workers added.
They visibly distraught workers told Soireenews. com that; "We were contracted by the Roads and Highways Ministry to weed and clean the major gutters in the cities and also along the road’s side.
"Three years into our services, the government has refused to pay us. Some of our workers have died out of extreme hunger. Some have committed suicide. These and other equally relevant reasons have informed our decisions to embark on the demonstration.”
The baffled employees, however, seized the opportunity to call on the government to pay them before things get out of hands.
‘‘All means to get our obligations settled have been proven unproductive. We are also Ghanaians and asking the government to come to our aid in order to help us get our arrears paid," they explained.