Reports that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PSC Tema Shipyard, Dr Alexander Adusei, has declined a directive by Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the sector minister of Transport, to reinstate some ten suspended and two dismissed workers of the yard, has set the tone for what appears to be a collision course between the CEO and the ministry.
The New Crusading GUIDE’s scout at the Shipyard last Monday, disclosed that when the TUC and the sector minister called on Dr Alexander Adusei in his office in an attempt to resolving the impasse between him and the workers, the CEO made demands, chiefly amongst which was, that the suspended workers had made some allegations about him and that unless they rendered an open apology, he wound not reinstate any of them.
True to his threat, Dr Alexander Adusei, as at the time of going to press yesterday, had not reinstated any of the suspended workers, such that today, the TUC, barring any last-minute hitches would be meeting the suspended and dismissed workers on what should be the next line of action.
Already, four managers of the company have resigned due to the alleged bad managerial practices by Dr Adusei. These managers, this paper has gathered resigned their positions because they could not cope with his incompetence which was shrouded in autocracy.
“Four other junior staffs equally resigned because they saw no future with Dr Adusei as the CEO knowing his abysmally shambolic managerial style gives no hope to them,” a staff revealed.
Dr Alexander Adusei, it is alleged is hell-bent on collapsing the welding and preservation units, the units which fetches the company so much revenue.
The preservation unit of PSC, for instance, reportedly makes averagely $200,000 per project within 15 to 20 days depending on the project whilst the welding unit makes an average of $100,000; and this could be more depending on the tonnage of work.
Therefore, why the CEO allegedly wants to collapse the shipyard has sent tongues-waging but some staff say Dr. Adusei is allegedly planning to sublet the welding jobs to a company (name withheld) which he has directed the procurement manager to direct all contracts to.
If that deal goes through, preservation jobs would be given to casuals and contractors.
“Redundancy and severance are all he is thinking about and not how to put strategies, policies and proposals in place to attract customers,” staff indicated.
Dr. Adusei could however not be reached to respond to the allegation as calls to his telephone were not answered.