Companies must pursue “Non-Crisis Talks”— Bank MD
Anthony Jordan, Managing Director, Republic Bank Ghana
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The Managing Director of Republic Bank Ghana, Anthony Jordan has encouraged companies, especially in the financial sector to adopt a culture of “non-crisis talks.”

That, he said would ensure a peaceful working environment through the creation of effective labour-management cooperation which promotes productivity.

According to him, the situation where management and workers get into talks only when their companies are in crisis, remains unproductive.

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Mr Jordan advised in his remarks at the signing of the Republic Bank’s maiden Collective Agreement (CA) between the workers union and management in Accra, Thursday.

He believed that effective labour-management cooperation (LMC) in which both sides continually engage in a conversation without any crisis, should be the bedrock of the collaboration towards addressing all issues that confront the organisation.

Drawing from the bank’s experience in Trinidad and Tobago where companies operate in a highly unionised environment, Mr Jordan indicated the readiness of the bank to fully collaborate with the union for the progress of the bank.

“I don’t want us to only talk when there is a crisis,” he said and assured the local union of the commitment of management to keep to their cooperation and partnership.

He acknowledged the influence of the unions but noted that both sides needed to use their influence to push for enhanced organisational performance and productivity to generate more profits that would benefit both management and workers.

By: Edmund Mingle/

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