AngloGold Ashanti has expressed its dissatisfaction with a protest staged by former employees of the organisation to demand their unpaid compensation.
The former employees, who were rendered redundant between 2013 and 2014 claimed about 4,000 affected ex-workers are owed between $60,000 and $125,000.
However the company in a statement said “all entitlements due to retrenched employees were fully paid, in accordance with the Collective Agreement and all applicable laws.”
“AngloGold Ashanti Ghana is disappointed that despite several engagements with this aggrieved group to clarify the Collective Agreement and verify calculations, these unfounded claims persist, including a purported Unprecedented Negotiation Agreement signed in 2013 by the Company, the Chief Labour Officer and the GMWU.”
“The Company and the GMWU have made it clear to the leadership of this aggrieved group that this purported Unprecedented Negotiation Agreement is a forgery. This matter has been reported to the Ghana Police and an investigation is currently underway.”