La-Palm staff protest against MD over poor salaries

Staff of the La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel Monday held a demonstration against their Managing Director, Madam Pokua Boaitey Amoah, demanding her immediate removal.

According to sources, the protest was triggered by the MD’s refusal to implement among other things the new salary levels of the workers which were to take effect on January 1, 2018.

In a petition demanding the head of the MD, the workers said: “As the Managing Director of a public entity Like La Palm Royal Hotel, we believe Madam Akosua Pokua Boaitey Amoah is rendering a public service to the people of Ghana and as such, she needs to be very circumspect in her utterances, attitude and relationship with the workers whom she is dealing with.”

“However, regrettably, her relationship with the workers of the hotel on issues of labour, and her utterances and attitude generally towards the workers of the hotel are not the best to say the least, and cast a wedge between the entire workforce (junior, senior and management staff alike) and the managing Director herself.

“This would naturally affect productivity, which is why the once famous, profitable and highly esteemed La Palm Royal Hotel is found in its lowest state we see it today,” added the petition.

Initially, a 70-30 shareholding value between SSNIT and an Israeli business developer, La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel is now fully state-owned.

Source: Ghana/