The General Secretary of the Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) has revealed no worker of Akomsombo Textile Limited (ATL) has been sacked.

Abraham Koomson explained that, staff has been asked to go home due to lack of raw material to feed the factory.

His comment comes after it was reported that about 200 workers of ATL have been sacked and others have not been paid for the past four months.

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Spokesperson for the Coalition of Textile Workers in Ghana, John Abeka said all efforts to get their salary arrears paid have been futile.

But Abraham Koomson on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Thursday said that is not the true situation on the ground.

He conceded that, ATL which he described as a distressed company has workers who are currently home but are being paid every month.

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Mr. Koomson noted that, ATL cannot match up the inferior textile products from China and other Asian countries.

“ATL is a fully integrated textile firm that does spinning and weaving. The spinning and weaving department employees about 65 percent of the workers but the cost is too high. GTP and Printex are still surviving because they have closed down their spinning and weaving department and importing labour” he opined.

Explaining further, Mr. Koomson said the textile firms are making huge losses and this year could be worse.

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The only way out, he said is for the taskforce to increase surveillance on pirated textiles to revive the industry.


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