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Labour cases stuck at NLC as no Commission is formed

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Labour adjudicating cases pending at the National Labour Commission (NLC), are expected to delay a little longer until a complete Commission is formed. Citi Business News understands the issue comes four months after the expiration of the former Commission in October last year (2017). Officials of the NLC however tell Citi Business News they are hopeful of resolving the issue ...

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ICU gets tough on enforcing daily minimum wage

Solomon Kotei - General Secretary, ICU

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has bemoaned the lack of monitoring by the various labor unions in enforcing the implementation of the daily minimum wage. The National Tripartite Committee in July last year (2017) announced a ten percent increment in the daily minimum wage. The decision pushed the figure up from a previous 8 cedis 80 pesewas to ...

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NLC to get new Commission by February 2018

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Labour unions seeking redress at the National Labour Commission (NLC) may have to wait for at least the end of January 2018 to get their issues duly addressed. This is the indication from the NLC as it hopes that its new Commission would have been formed by then. Citi Business News has been speaking to some analysts who believe a ...

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ICU bemoans delay in forming new NLC commission

Solomon Kotei - General Secretary, ICU

The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) has bemoaned government’s delay in the formation of a new Commission at the National Labour Commission (NLC) to adjudicate labour issues in the country. According to the ICU, the situation has resulted in the piling of cases at the NLC. The issue is also cited to have partly accounted for the unresolved labour ...

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Analysts demand clear job creation plans

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta

Economic analysts have described government’s job creation agenda for this year as key to turn around the fortunes of the economy. They believe the move should also reduce the overdependence on imports with an increased production level. The Economists have however suggested some key steps to be taken for government to achieve this aim by the end of the year. According ...

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Industry demands drop in utility tariffs by January end

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Among the numerous reliefs promised Ghanaians by government for this year is the reduction of power tariffs. The decision follows various complaints by Ghanaians over the high cost of power resulting in the high cost of doing business. The news of a reduction in power tariffs came as a positive one especially to many industries who have constantly lamented the ...

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ICU pushes for low inflation to sustain jobs          

Solomon Kotei - General Secretary, ICU

The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) has called on government to implement stringent measures that will further lower inflation in the country. According to the ICU, this will ensure that employers are able to sustain jobs and also absorb some of the teeming unemployed youth in the country. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta during the 2018 budget presentation, announced ...

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ICU pressurizes gov’t over new appointment at NLC

Solomon Kotei - General Secretary, ICU

The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) wants the government to reconsider at the modalities in appointing the new Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission (NLC). The President Akufo Addo has appointed a new Executive Secretary of the NLC, Mr. Ofosu Asamoah. He replaces Mr. Charles Adongo Bawa Duah who was appointed by former President John Mahama in 2016. ...

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Job creation high on agenda for ICU on May Day celebration

Solomon Kotei - General Secretary, ICU

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), has made fresh appeals for government to address the high levels of unemployment in the country. The union has also said it is dissatisfied with labour developments in the first quarter of 2017 as businesses still suffer from high cost of operations as well as high utility bills. “It’s been very unpleasant because ...

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Tax cuts, job creation top expectations of 2017 budget

Ken Ofori Atta - Finance Minister

Pending the budget presentation by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta today, industry players and business associations have reiterated calls for the solutions to their numerous needs to be captured in the budget. The budget, the first for the NPP government, is expected to capture how the government intends to allocate its resources for the operations of the various sectors ...

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