Labour Unrest GJA condemns TV3 for sacking workers

The GJA’s General Secretary, Dave Agbenu said the action taken by TV3 is gravely unacceptable.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has condemned the decision by TV3 Network Limited to dismiss over 30 of its workers for requesting improved conditions of services and "wearing" red attire hand bands to work.

The GJA’s General Secretary, Dave Agbenu said the action taken by TV3 is gravely unacceptable.

READ MORE:  35 workers at TV3 sacked

It is not clear if the said workers were wearing red to demand for better welfare conditions.

But a source at the station has told Pulse.com.gh that "There was a union negotiations ongoing and it broke down somewhere. So the union members said they were giving warning signals. And so they [management] gave them a letter last week to explain why a disciplinary action should not be taken against them for wearing a red dress or red band."

 

According to a letter from management of the station announcing the dismissal of the workers Tuesday said, "wearing red shirts on Wednesday 22 February, 2017, tying doors of offices with red fabric, writing of graffiti on the premises threatening management and hoisting of a red flag on the campany’s transmission on Wednesday 22 February 2017 without authority from management.

READ ALSO: Group wants Nana Addo to make homosexuals indefensible

"Management wishes to bring to your attention that these acts that you participated in constituted industrial action which is a form of illegal strike and was aimed at intimidating and coercing management.

"This conduct amounts to unfair labour practice, management considers your action as participating in one form of illegal strike and also amounts to gross misconduct aimed at disrupting the business of the company and bringing the name of the company into disrepute. Based on the above violations management has decided to summarily dismiss you from the service with immediate effect."

But Mr. Agbenu in an interview on Accra-based Starr FM said "It is surprising and very unfortunate this is happening at TV3."

play Affail Monney, GJA President

 

READ MORE: Rawlings must stop lying about me - John Kufuor

"Attire alone should not form the basis for which somebody will be dismissed from work. That is the information we have and we don’t think that it is strong enough position to ask people to go home," he added.

He said, the GJA is mobilizing to meet the leadership of the workers to be briefed what led to their dismissal.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 U.S. State Department Ghana once again among countries with most...bullet
2 Member of Parliament for Assin Central I can't solve everyone's...bullet
3 Video Gabby Otchere-Darko, Citi FM MD heckled in New Yorkbullet
4 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
5 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment...bullet
6 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
7 Achimota Student's Murder Family of Lily Asigbetse want AG...bullet
8 Achimota Student's Death Family vows to contest 'true'...bullet
9 Sex Workers Chinese prostitutes invade Wassa Akropong;...bullet
10 Adult Movies ICE TV to go to court over porn banbullet

Top Videos

1 Video Gabby Otchere-Darko, Citi FM MD heckled in New Yorkbullet
2 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave you in...bullet
3 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha confessesbullet
4 Shocking Nurse confesses to killing 175 people a weekbullet
5 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head...bullet

News