ADB workers embark on sit-down strike

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Workers of the Agricultural Development Bank are this morning

beginning a sit-down strike.

The action is to press home their demand for the resignation of the

bank's Board members and the Managing Director, Stephen Kpordzih.

"Let's us all remember that, if we do not see this through, majority

of us will be victimized, and retrenched. Let's fight for our life.

ADB is our food and we must jealously guide and protect it," a

statement issued to the workers via social media networks noted.

The statement also read in part: "The time is NOW. With regards to the

Board and Managing Director'srefusal to step aside for a proper

examination of issues of gross incompetence and corruption raised by

the joint unions and the failure of the appointing authorities to

nominate external investigators to support the BoG to unravel the

truth, we hereby declare a sit-down protest starting on the 28th of

May 2015 till our shareholders do the needful.

"Gird your loins and be strong. We will be victorious because TRUTH

always prevails."

The workers of the bank were also issued the following guidelines:

1. Do NOT open the strong room to protect our cash.

2. Do NOT open the front doors to minimize agitation from customers.

3. Do NOT log in to your machines and systems.

4. Communication will be via socialmedia.

5. All external communication will be handled by the UNICOF Executive.

6. Be rest assured that the laws of our motherland allow us to

protestwhen we are displeased with issues.

7. Kindly be in your red arm bandsand ties maintain your composure and


The workers have also accused the government of bad faith."A while

back, government intervened through the Labour Minister in its efforts

to address UNICOF grievances. They proposeda road map for a successful

resolution of the impasse. Whilst union abided by the road map,

government went behind through the board to extend MD'S contract by

additional 3 years thereby making mockery of our grievances and it's

own efforts to address the issues", the workers recounted.

They said government's action is nothing short of "rewarding

non-performance and naked robbery. If at all, why couldn't government

wait for the audit process it has initiated to complete?"

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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