The Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana is the main umbrella organization for trade union activities in Ghana:
It is made up of eighteen affiliated national unions. These are autonomous bodies which pursue their own activities but within the frame-work of their constitutions and their areas of legally accepted jurisdiction.
TUC GHANA ENCOUNTERS GJA AT THEIR ANNUAL END-OF-YEAR GET –TO-TOGETHER
“Ghana’s economy has been acclaimed to be doing well in the last few decades. The economy continues to register impressive growth rates and last year, our economy registered one of the highest GDP growths in the world. On the basis of these economic growth statistics, Ghana has officially been designated as a lower middle income country. Despite these impressive growth statistics, many Ghanaians are increasingly feeling marginalized.”
GHANA TUC IN ANOTHER QUADRENNIAL
The highest decision-making body in the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) structure, the “Quadrennial Delegates Congress “ended its 9th session at the ‘Great Hall’ of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, August 11th – 16th, 2012.The just ended Congress was special for many reasons, one being that the theme “Organising for Empowerment, Employment Security and Increased Productivity,” touched on a fundamental pillar of trade unionism. It was also special since for the first time in the history of the Ghana TUC, the main Congress was preceded by Youth and Women Congresses.
DOMESTIC WORKERS SENSITIZED ON ILO CONVENTION 189
The Trades Union Congress (Ghana), TUC, with support from the LOFTF “Decent Employment in West Africa” project; “Bridging Phase” has held a day’s Domestic Workers’ (DW) meeting to sensitize domestic workers on ILO Convention 189 and Recommendation 201.Two other objectives of the meeting were to empower domestic workers on organizing and forming a trade union as well as develop future activities. The activities were said to include Strategies for domestic workers to get recognition through self-organization, look at experiences of their employers and existing Policies and Laws in Ghana.
General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global, Sharan Burrow
The General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global, Sharan Burrow has impressed upon Trade Union leadership, the urgent need to negotiate a living wage to replace the Minimum Wage which is currently woefully inadequate due to global financial trends.
UTILITY PROVIDERS MEET TUC STEERING COMMITTEE ON PROPOSED TARIFF INCREASES.
The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) facilitated National Stakeholder and Public consultations on proposed increases in utility tariffs by the service providers took place Wednesday 12th June, 2013, at the Hall of Trade Unions, in Accra.
The consultations which started since Tuesday 4th June 2013 have already taken place between the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP), Consumer Association of Ghana and the Parliamentary Select Committees on Finance and Utilities to name but a few. The former Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr. Moses Asaga, who is also the Chairperson of the PURC Technical Committee, pointed out that other organizations yet to be consulted on the proposed increases are the Political Parties, Policy Think Tanks, Pressure Groups and the Media, among others.
Young Workers of the Trades Union Congress - TUC (Ghana) made up of delegates and observers, are holding their 2ND Quadrennial Youth Delegates Congress at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST in Kumasi.
The close to two hundred delegates are young workers of the eighteen affiliate national unions of the TUC along with observers from TUC”s international and local partners. The delegates by the end of the two-day conference would have agreed on thorny policy issues for young workers.
These include provisions in the TUC Youth policy deemed to be obsolete or are out of sink with current trends. Reviews have been proposed by the various working committees for changes to be made to these provisions that have operated for the past quadrennial.
Working Committees in Conference include the resolution, credentials, standing orders and election committees, among others who have gone through the provisions and proposed the changes.