Hon. Salisu Be-Awuribe, the District Chief Executive for Central Gonja in the northern region has resolved a long standing impasse between management and staff of the Savannah Cement Company Limited (SAVACEM) operating in Buipe.
The workers numbering about 300 who have been up in arms against the management of SAVACEM laid down their tools on January 11, 2011 in protest against poor conditions of service. The aggrieved workers demanded an upward adjustment of their daily wages from GHC 3.50 pesewas to GH 7 cedis. They also demanded the regular payment of their SSNIT contributions as well as the provision of safety clothing and foot wears.
But the DCE Hon. Salisu Be-Awuribe on Friday January 4, 2011 met with the aggrieved workers and the management of SAVACEM and resolved the problem amicably. He underscored the need for management to improve the working conditions of the employees to inspire them to work tirelessly towards the company’s targeted capacity of producing 4,000tpd of cement.
According to the management of SAVACEM, although it did not directly employ all the agitated workers, it was agreed that all workers’ concerns will be addressed on condition that they resume work earnestly.