Workers working on the Tamale interchange under Synohydro Company has declared strike action over conditions of service. The project was about 40 per cent done in 2020. Perhaps the date for completion would have to change due to the strike.
According to the workers, Synohydro Company has deliberately refused to pay them their hard-earned salary, as well as arrears. Meanwhile, the management expresses gross disrespect towards them. The exasperated workers revealed this in an interview with Adom News on Thursday.
They said that the construction firm is owing to them 3 months risk allowance. Besides, their request for an increment of their 20 Cedis daily wages and an outstanding 6 months arrears of their one-year redundancy fees is their drive for the strike.
Moreover, the Tamale interchange workers also complained about overcharging by the management. They said Synohydro deducts about GHs 300 from their salaries every month.
President Akufo-Addo commissioned the construction of the interchange. He cut the sod in March 2019 and aimed for completion by July 31, 2021. Interestingly, the construction worth 2 USD billion.
The interchange which is about a kilometre long connects roads from Dakpema Palace through to Point 7 road, and the Central Taxi Taxi Rank and Central Market intersection and the Sakasaka road. About 60 per cent done January this year, it will enhance inter-urban and traffic flow which will reduce the cost and risk in doing business. This will boost trading and other commercial activities in the sector.