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21.12.2007 General News

11th Annual TUC/GJA Interaction Held in Accra

By GBC News

The Secretary-General of the Ghana TUC, Kwasi Adu Amankwah has asked government to be proactive in terms of employment creation. According to him economic management in the country has been taken for granted while there is no consistent data on employment. Mr. Amankwah said this at the 11th annual TUC/GJA interaction in Accra. He said to ensure that the current wave of economic growth is maintained, it should be given employment content. He was worried that the country is yet to adopt an employment policy.

On living wages and salary, Mr. Amankwah called for upward adjustment of the pay system for both public and private sectors to help bolster productivity and engineer rapid growth.

He said it is time hardworking Ghanaians are rewarded adequately for the work they do.

Mr. Adu Amankwah praised the media for strengthening the democratic process, and called on them to do more to promote the interests and rights of workers. The President of the GJA, Ransford Tetteh asked journalists to build a united front to help fight poor salaries.

He noted that poor salaries of journalists do not justify the acceptance of gifts or “solidarity” for stories they write. Mr. Tetteh said the Ghanaian media will continue to scrutinize the activities of the TUC to ensure that the best interests of Ghanaian workers are promoted.