TUC ends five-day workshop in Sunyani

By
Regina Benneh, GNA

Sunyani, Aug. 30, GNA – The Brong-Ahafo
Regional Secretariat of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), has ended a
five-day regional training workshop for members in Sunyani.

The programme, attended by 48 participants
from various workers unions under the TUC was designed to provide them with
information and knowledge about trade unionism.

It was also to equip them with appropriate
tools and strategies to enable the unions to address the challenges confronting
them.

Topics treated were workers’ rights, gender
and labour regulations, decent work, conflict resolution, development of trade
unionism, report writing and organisation.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Togbe Adom
Drayi II, the Head of organisation of TUC said research by the International
Labour Organisation (ILO) had indicated that about 200 million people in the
world were unemployed while one out of every seven children was also engaged in
child labour.

He said ILO aimed at finding solutions to
unemployment, poor quality and unproductive jobs, gender inequalities,
inadequate protection and solidarity in times of diseases, disability and old
age.

Togbe Drayi said ILO in collaboration with
other workers organisations are agitating for decent work to address the
challenges of the growing inequality to achieve fairness among workers in the
world.

Togbe Drayi called on employers to pay
reasonable wages with social security guarantees to employees to motivate them
to be highly productive to ensure high national productivity for economic
progress of the country.

Mr Isaac Yanney former Head of TUC education
and training said fatigue, injuries and other health problems could have a long
term effect on the health and lives of workers and therefore employers must
ensure the provision of personal protective equipment and other necessary tools
to protect the health and safety of workers.

GNA

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