Alhaji Ahmed Iddrisu Adam, Acting
Northern Regional Secretary of the Ghana Trades Union Congress
(GTUC) has advised workers to acquaint themselves with labour laws,
especially Act 651 of 2003, to promote work place relationship.
Alhaji Adam explained that it was necessary for every worker to
know the labour laws, so that they would not indulge in acts that would
infringe on work place norms, that could cause them their dismissals,
he told the GNA in an interview in Tamale on Wednesday.
He explained that, the new labour law, Act 651, is a consolidation of
all pieces of labour laws in the country, some of which had been in
existence since independence.
Alhaji Adam said labour issues were paramount in the development
of work place environment
He said workshops were organized in 13 districts in the Northern
Region in the past two years, with funding from the BUSAC Fund to
educate workers about the labour law, Act 651 of 2003.
The districts are, East Mamprusi, West Mamprusi,
Savelugu/Nanton, Tamale Metropolis, Tolon/Kumbungu, West Gonja,
Nanumba North, Bole, East Gonja, Yendi, Zabzugu/Tatale, Saboba and
He said before the introduction of the new labour law, several laws
existed but workers had no access to them, hence the need to organize
workshops and open forums on radio to explain the law them.
He said some GTUC leadership in the past embark on guess work
to address labour problems, and explained that after the release of Act
651 of 2003, leadership of the TUC were now in the position to
address workers’ problems.
He commended the BUSAC Fund for the enormous support it had
given to strengthen the TUC in the Northern Region, to enable them to
educate workers on labour issues.
Alhaji Adam expressed the hope that problems associated with
workers with regards to their employers would be addressed amicably.