Gov’t to convene a national labour conference to ensure peaceful labour relations

In a move to reinforce a tripartite conversation on the dynamics and happenings on the labour front for timely and coordinated policy responses, the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations in collaboration with its Tripartite Constituents is organising a National Labour Conference from 28th February to 1st March, 2022 at the Rock City Hotel in Kwahu-Nkwatia.

The Conference, which would be held under the theme, “Strengthening Tripartism for Peaceful Labour Relations and Resilient Economy”, is aimed specifically at discussing the concerns of workers and employers in the public sector, vis-a-vis the economic realities; and to agree and collaborate on measures to address the concerns of labour and employers.

Contemporary issues that would dominate discussions include the State of the Economy. Conditions of Service of Public Sector Workers, Public Sector Salaries, Labour Productivity, Labour Dispute Prevention and Resolution, and Sustainable Pensions for all.

The Conference would thus provide a unique opportunity for the various actors to exchange views and ideas on the thematic areas and emerging issues in a changing world of work to promote a positive and proactive approach to resolving labour issues for national development.

The keynote address would be delivered by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who would officially open the Conference.

Statements would also be delivered by the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah as well as Social Partners.

A technical presentation would be made by the Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta on “The State of the Economy”.

“The National Labour Conference would be chaired by Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Chairman of the Council of State and Omanhene ofJuaben Traditional Area.

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“It will be officially closed by H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana,” a statement by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations said.