Weaknesses In Labour Institutions Account For Recent Agitations – Dr Anthony Baah

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Currently just about 1.7 million Ghanaians in the workforce have access to pension or registered under SSNIT. Even those who are employed in the formal sector a very significant number of employers have refused to either register their employees with SSNIT or they have refused to pay their contrinbution,” he said.

According to him, the labour institutions in the country lack “the necessary human and material resources to deal with the multiplicity of challenges which lead to intractable labour disputes.”

He noted that when these institutions are supported financially, they would be empowered to deal with the difficulties in the institutions.

Dr Baah further revealed that the mining giant, Newmont, intends to declare mass redundancy in the coming days.

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The labour front since the beginning of the year has been in turmoil with workers demanding better conditions of service.

The University Teacher Association of Ghana, UTAG, Civil and Local Government Workers Association, CLOGSAG and a host of others have been agitating for better pay.

Meanwhile, Employment, and Labour Relations Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah has warned the current labour agitations could have an impact on the security of the nation if not well handled.

.MyJoyOnline.com

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