BOST workers hail management for new collective bargaining agreement

BY: Graphic.com.gh
George Mensah Okley, MD of BOST
George Mensah Okley, MD of BOST

Workers of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) have hailed management, especially the Managing Director (MD) and the Board of Directors for the new conditions of service for the workers.

According to the workers, the Management and Board have shown that they have the workers at heart by turning something that has been on the shelve for 12 years into reality.

BOST last Tuesday signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the company and the workers union after over a decade of unsuccessful attempts.

The workers union had been on various MD's and Boards for the agreement that will inure to their benefit but to no avail.

The working atmosphere at BOST was a delight to watch when the leadership of the union broke the news to the workers.

The workers commended the Board Chairman, Mr. Ekow Hackman and the MD, Mr. George Mensah Okley for having the workers at heart.

"For more than 12 years, we have been chasing this agreement but nobody will listen to us until the current management and Board appeared on the scene," a member of the workers union leadership said.

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He said: "What the management and the board have done is an indication that they want the workers to die for BOST and we the workers are ready for that."

The Board Chairman, Mr. Ekow Hackman, earlier at the signing of the agreement, said that the interest of the workers was a topmost priority for the Board.

"We on the BOST board will protect the interest of the workers at board level so that they will give out their best towards the growth of BOST," he said.

Mr. Okley, MD of BOST, on his part said that although the agreement could only be reviewed in every two years, management would not hesitate to review it earlier than the stipulated two years should the need arise.

"I am happy that for the first time in 12 years, there is now a staff welfare contract between BOST and its workers," he said.