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.
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 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.
Co-chairing the meeting with TUC’s (GHANA) Chairperson, Sister Georgina Opoku Amankwa, Mr. Asaga said the utility providers – Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) were hoping that the proposed hikes which altogether add up to 166% if approved, may take effect between August and September 2013.
Explaining the rationale for the consultations, the Executive Secretary of the PURC, Mr. Samuel Sarpong said they needed to have stakeholders and all Ghanaians for that matter, understand the proposals by the utility providers and help the PURC determine what decision to come to. After presenting their case and giving reasons why they needed to have those increases, the utility companies met with some resistance from members of the TUC (Ghana) Steering Committee who questioned the justification of the tariff increases. Reiterating the point, the Secretary General, Brother Kofi Asamoah who thanked the PURC on behalf of the TUC said “we’ve listened to the PURC but as working people, you know there is a limit to which we can endure.”
UTILITY PROVIDERS MEET TUC STEERING COMMITTEE ON PROPOSED TARIFF INCREASES.