ECG workers claim the deal will not be in the interest of the workers and may eventually lead to loss of jobs, at least after five years.
Aggrieved workers of ECG begun a three-day; three-hour sit down strike across the country to protest the impending privatization of the Electricity Company of Ghana to a private concessionaire.
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They claim the deal will not be in the interest of the workers and may eventually lead to loss of jobs, at least after five years.
But Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby said “I disagree with the ECG workers and I am not in favour of the agreement between government and the American Company. Government has employed them so they don’t have the right to say they will shut power for the whole nation or you will not work as a result of the government’s decision to privatize the ECG”.
He said “a worker does not have the right to say they will stop work and will put out light but if they do what they threatened to do, it will amount to sabotage and breach of contract between the government and the employee”.
Speaking on Accra-based Onua FM, he said, "If you want to protect your work that is natural but you can’t say you are dictating to the one who employed you so everyone who will sabotage the ECG should be sacked."
The Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU), spearheading the protest has called on government to review the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact which seeks to relinquish the ECG to private investors for 25 years.
The Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU) is among others, asking government to review the MCC Compact and modify the private sector participation to include pragmatic steps to bring efficiency to ECG.