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28.05.2007 Politics

Workers, management staff in E/R briefed on Labour Law


The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) with the support of the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) has organized a briefing session for a total of 591 workers and management personnel in the Eastern Region on the new Labour Law.
This was disclosed by the Eastern Regional Secretary of the TUC, Ms Francisca Borkor Bortey at a forum at Koforidua at the weekend.

She explained that the aim of the programme was to ensure that in all districts in the Region, there were people knowledgeable about the new Labour Law to advise on problems between labour and management to ensure industrial harmony.

Ms Bortey said the new Labour Law was an attempt in the history of the country to bring all the legislations on labour and employment under one code that could easily be referred to in handling labour disputes.

Ms Mariam Holst of the Danish Labour Union said in her country, labour issues had always been handled in tripartite form between labour, employers and government and that had helped to move labour from the era of confrontation to an era of co-operation and negotiation.

Mr Aaron Kegyeda, Chairman of the Eastern Regional Council of Labour, who chaired the function said under the new Labour Law, both employers and labour could sue each other at the court of law for wrongful behaviour