The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) has given the government up to end of this week to remove the Managing Director of the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Abena Pokua Boaitey Amoah.
The staff of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel had earlier petitioned the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) of the Trade’s Union Congress (TUC), about their concerns.
In the petition, they contend that the attitude of the Managing Director is negatively affecting productivity.
“As the Managing Director of a public entity Like La Palm Royal Hotel, we believe Madam Akosua Pokua Boaitey Amoah is rendering a public service to the people of Ghana and as such, she needs to be very circumspect in her utterances, attitude and relationship with the workers whom she is dealing with.”
“However, regrettably, her relationship with the workers of the hotel on issues of labour, and her utterances and attitude generally towards the workers of the hotel are not the best to say the least, and cast a wedge between the entire workforce (junior, senior and management staff alike) and the managing Director herself. This would naturally affect productivity, which is why the once famous, profitable and highly esteemed La Palm Royal Hotel is found in its lowest state we see it today.”
The staff of the Hotel in Accra, embarked on a demonstration on Monday to demand her removal.
Local Chairman for the ICU Branch at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Robert Nortey, told Citi News, the worse should be expected if the government does not address their grievances.
“After the crisis meeting, we are going to see to it that our demands are met, we are not satisfied, we are going to do more of this. We are waiting for the authority to meet our demands as Ghanaian,” he said.
La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel is now a fully state owned facility, being managed by the Social Security and National Investment Trust (SSNIT)
Initially, SSNIT had a 70 percent shareholders’ value with an Israeli business developer holding the remaining 30 percent.
By: Farida Yusif/citinewsroom.com