The Leadership of the Coalition of NABCO trainees CONAT nationwide is calling on all trainees across the country and sympathizers to solidly rally behind our final plan to embark on a National Demonstration to march and present our petition to His Excellency and other key stakeholders of this initiative over the protracted grievances of unpaid stipends and arrears , placement of trainees, regularization of payments, and better working conditions
Leaders by this statement says, there is a planned demonstration against the management of the Nation Builders Corps for not paying due us our monthly and all arrears per the agreement of the engagement letter signed by all trainees.
Again, CONAT express disheartening concern to the inconsistent and fluctuated manner of payments of Arrears due Trainees, recording instances where management have slashed and partially paid arrears to trainees with others especially trainees who resigned from YEA and Youth In Afforestation, also Mismatch of Names, Wrong USN and No Ezwich Number trainees who haven’t received any of the stipends since the inception of the initiative amid our countless confrontations to authorities to address their predicaments.
According to the leaders, the option of a demonstration to address our grievances follows many unsuccessful appeals to the NABCO CEO and other stakeholders especially the just ellapsed 3 day ultimatum given the management to hastily respond to our grievances. We want the program to run smoothly with regular payment and not paying in bit. Change has been, long overdue and too long delayed. We Nation Builders must be monetarily fueled on regular basis to revitalize the spirit of Nation Building.
CONAT add that, due to improper payments, we are unable to plan and that has brought so many challenges to us. It is unfortunate and disheartening that we have come to this conclusion.
Trainees say, they have no option than to hit the street coming Wednesday, 8th May 2019 and March to the Flagstaff house to resubmit our petition to our BELOVED FATHER OF THIS INITIATIVE, HIS EXCELLENCY NANA ADDO DANKWAH.
Our earnest Demands.
1.Pay us all unpaid allowances (from November to date) that is
November – April
December – April
January – April
February – April
March and April
2. Henceforth, we demand regular payment of our stipends
3. We demand all unplaced Trainees be equally placed as soon as possible.
4. Since the 6months probational period has been exhausted, we demand the secretariat come out with a clearer plan and the way forward with regards to the new contract that were to be given to trainees after the 6months probational period.
TRAINEES ARE THEREFORE REMINDED THAT, THIS TIME WE WON’T COUNTENANCE AND COMPROMISE TO ANY PARTIAL SETTLEMENTS TO INTERCEPT OUR PEACEFUL MARCH TO SUBMIT OUR PETITIONS UNLESS MARCH AND APRIL STIPENDS IN ADDITION TO ALL ARREARS DATED BACK NOVEMBER HAVE BEEN FULLY SETTLED.
We are by this communique calling on all trainees of NABCO nationwide and sympathisers to get prepared for the revolutional demonstration for addressing our protracted grievances and better working conditions scheduled for 8th May, Wednesday 2019. @7am, Meeting Point :Obra spot, circle, Dress code: NABCO t-shirt with red armbands. Come along with your Engagement letters and resignation letters (YEA AND YOUTH IN AFFORESTATION)
Source;Odiasempa Kwaku Mensah/akoraonlineradio.com