PMMC management to address concerns of workers

The workers of the Precious Mineral Marketing Company Limited (PMMC), who last week Thursday, picketed at the premises of the company are to return to work as steps are being taken to address grievances.

A  joint statement signed by Mr Prince William Ankrah, the General Secretary of the Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMU) and Dr Kwadjo Opare-Hammond, the Managing Director of PMMC,  after a meeting held on a petition the workers of PMMC presented to the GMU said there are communication gaps between management and workers, which largely contributed to the unfortunate impasse.

The statement said both the GMU and the PMMC shall work together to improve and deepen communication within the organisation adding that “management as an immediate response to the gaps in communication, shall set up an Employee Satisfaction Unit under the framework of the Whistle Blower Act, 2006, to complement the existing communication channels”.

It said “management shall work assiduously to address all the concerns raised and the workers on their part shall observe and respect the grievance procedures within the organization”.

The statement said some of the concerns raised by the workers in relation to policy infractions such as recruitment and promotions were matters which were already receiving attention by the Board.

It said for some of the concerns that had already been dealt with but which were not in the domain of the workers, they were appropriately clarified.

In a related development, the GMU and the Management of PMMC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which resulted in the release of a joint press statement on Friday, October 5, 2018 following an impasse.

As part of the MoU, the GMU represented by  Mr Ankrah and the Management of PMMC represented by  Dr Opare-Hammond had agreed to work together to improve and deepen communication within the organisation.

By Times Reporter

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