A member of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Eric Ametor Quarmyne has appealed to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to cooperate with government as it initiates policies to advance the progress of the economy.
Mr. Ametor Quarmyne, who also doubles as Communications Consultant to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), called on the TUC to rescind its ultimatum to government to institute living wages for workers or otherwise face their wrath.
The TUC reiterated the need for government to pay realistic living wages to workers in the country to alleviate the economic hardships they face.
Members of the Congress made the call during proceedings held at Bolgatanga over the weekend to precede this year’s May Day celebration.
Discussing the issue on U TV‘s “Adekye Nsroma”, Mr. Ametor Quarmyne implored the TUC to consider the economic pressures confronting the nation and ensure that they build consensus with government. According to him, though the demands of TUC might be in order, the members should however not turn a blind eye to the financial constraints on government.
To him, the current administration has been constrained financially and in other sectors of the economy but is striving to put strategic measures in place to salvage the country.
And one of the measures, he stated, is cutting down on expenses which includes the steps the government is maximizing to check wages paid to workers.
Mr. Ametor Quarmyne also ascribed the current economic situation to inflationary challenges on the country.
He expounded that the high inflation rate that hit the economy slowed down progress, and in government’s bid to enhance development, the current administration had to take certain difficult steps to save the economy. He therefore urged the TUC to confer with the government to find a peaceful resolution.