The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has reiterated the government’s commitment to improving upon the welfare of Ghanaian employees.
In accordance to him, employees are the movers of the Ghanaian economy and the govt would continue on to get the job done closely with organized labour to manner out mutually useful methods that would aid the agenda of improving upon the life of all Ghanaians.
Mr Osei-Mensah stated this at the 2021 Might Working day celebration arranged at the Regional Coordinating Council in Kumasi.
This year’s May Working day celebration was on the theme “Economic restoration in an era of Covid-19: The job of social partners”.
The Minister reported as partners in the national progress, trade unions and for that subject, personnel experienced a important function to engage in in national economic recovery attempts specially in this period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr Osei-Mensah stressed that the govt would usually do the job in partnership with arranged labour to attain the ideal goal of equivalent chances and enhancement in the lives of each individual Ghanaian, together with all classes of staff.
He recommended Ghanaian personnel for their ongoing dedication and sacrifices to the setting up of the Ghanaian overall economy and questioned them to proceed to function really hard to shift the economy from its current condition for the betterment of all.
The Minister reminded them of the result of the coronavirus pandemic and mentioned the government would do all it could to arrive at mutually satisfactory grounds in regard of their welfare and social life.
The Assistant Ashanti Regional Secretary of the TUC, Mr Emmanuel Dankwa, outlined pensions, very poor housing, delays in negotiations for countrywide daily minimal wage and base spend for community sector staff, the galamsey menace and its influence on the economic system, threats of import limitations on Ghana’s cocoa and some others, as some of the considerations struggling with Ghanaian employees.
He said organized labour was completely ready to enjoy its part in the collective effort in the direction of countrywide financial recovery and stressed the need to have for authorities and arranged labour to do the job together in the spirit of cooperation and partnership.
Mr Dankwa urged the govt not to dismiss the social features of the country’s financial restoration plan and stressed the have to have for the governing administration to fork out distinctive notice to social protection for the aged, kids, individuals with incapacity, and fundamental income grants for the vulnerable and persons earlier mentioned 65 years without having pension.