GCNet ordered to pay compensation for 150 sacked staff

[Ghanacrimes.com] —- The National Labour Commission has ordered technology firm, GCNet to pay redundancy package for 150 sacked staff.

The ruling said, “The effective date for the redundancy is August 31, 2020 and this shall be the last day of employment of the affected staff with GCNet,” the panel held in a ruling dated September 4, 2020.

GCNet had a contract with the government to facilitate trade services at the country’s ports until 2023. This contract has been however cancelled by the Akufo-Addo – Bawumia led administration.

GCNet earlier had an agreement to pay a redundancy package for the 150 staff but backtracked two days to the implementation of the programme. GCNet posited that it did not have the money to honour the obligations.

The sacked workers however took GCNet to the National Labour Commission and have managed to seek a judgement in their favour.