Unionisation Process Begins At NLA

Kofi Osei Ameyaw

Management of
the National Lottery Authority (NLA) has lent its support to the unionization idea
of the staff of the authority.

Processes
towards the achievement of the goal have already begun—a development which has put smiles on the faces of the staff.

It is
instructive that this development is taking place during the tenure of Kofi
Osei-Ameyaw whose massive support for the process is standing him apart from
his predecessors who appeared to be averse to a unionization of staff of the
authority.

The management on
12th February 2020 received Guidelines/Rules Governing the Standing
Negotiation Committee (SNC) from the Union of Industry, Commerce and Finance
(UNICOF), Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU), Ghana and the
Financial Business and Services Employees Union (FBSEU).

The union documents
have been duly signed and adopted, DAILY GUIDE has been informed. 

The three
individual unions are currently working towards the unionization of staff of
the NLA—a structured process which has been preceded by separate
meetings between the management of NLA and representatives of the
aforementioned unions all of which were chaired by the Director-General of the
NLA, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw.

As part of the
process, it is expected that the three unions—UNICOF, FBSEU
and ICU—shall furnish the NLA with copies of their lists and
verification forms signed by staff of the authority indicating the
authorization of union dues deduction from their monthly salaries.

However, so far,
none of the three unions has completed the unionization process or fulfilled
the criteria in relation to the bargaining power to negotiate on behalf of
workers of the NLA.