President Akufo-Addo, the Chief of Staff, and Labour Minister in a picture with the Members of the Commission after their inuaguration
President Akufo-Addo, the Chief of Staff, and Labour Minister in a picture with the Members of the Commission after their inuaguration
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The newly inaugurated National Labour Commission (NLC) has plunged into work five days after President Akufo-Addo swore in the members.

The delayed inauguration of the reconstituted National Labour Commission (NLC) resulted in the piling of cases related to labour disputes, causing anxiety in the labour environment.

Chaired by Mr Andrew Kwabena Asamoah, an industrialist, the National Labour Commission (NLC) has begun working towards fulfilling their commitment to ensuring a peaceful labour front.

As part of measures to ensure effective output of the Commission, the new members are undergoing orientation on the operations of the Commission.

The Members of the Commission being sworn into office by the President
The Members of the Commission being sworn into office by the President

A source at the National Labour Commission (NLC) told ADR Daily that although the members, who are the representatives of the bodies making up the tripartite- government, employers and organised labour- are well vexed on labour issues, the orientation would enable them to appreciate some of the dynamics of their new position.

The members are Mr Kwame Ofori-Gyau, Mrs Rose Karikari Anang, Mr Francis Kofi Davoh, Mr Fidelis Patrice Seddoh, Captain (rtd) Nkrabea Effah-Darteh and Mr James Attah Krufi Nuamah.

President Akufo-Addo, swearing in the members last Friday, called on the Commission to ensure that labour disputes brought before it are resolved fairly and objectively.

He reminded the members that their work would be keenly followed and judged by Ghanaians, thus what they do should be characterised by impartiality and neutrality.

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Whilst acknowledging the importance of organised labour to nation building, President Akufo-Addo told the Board that his government’s vision to grow the economy and develop the country was hinged on a peaceful labour front, and charged it to be abreast of the laws governing the labour industry.

Mr Asamoah, Chairman of the Commission, for his part, expressed appreciation for the confidence reposed in them and gave the assurance that they would work to solve the malaise in the labour front.

By: Edmund Mingle/adrdaily.com      

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