Dozens of members of the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers’ Union (MELPWU) will from today, October 3, 2022, converge in Kumasi Kumasi in the Ashanti region for the union’s second Annual General Meeting (AGM) that aims to promote the progress of the group.
The AGM is coming after the union secured a Collective Bargaining Certificate from the Chief Labour Officer, empowering the union to represent and negotiate salaries and collective agreements on behalf of its over 5000 members across the country.
It is being held under the theme, “The Changing World of Work, The Role of Trade Unions and the Employer in Industrial Relations.”
A statement signed by Mr. Cephas Kofi Akortor, General Secretary of MELPWU, described the meeting as a special event to define new development strategies for the growth of the union.
While over 300 delegates are attending the meeting in person, about 4000 members will participate virtually to discuss pertinent issues concerning their welfare and the union’s progress.
As part of the three-day AGM, there will be a training session on industrial relations management for the delegates, after which a series of fora will be held to brainstorm on several key issues affecting the union.
The AGM, which the Ministers of Health would grace, and Employment & Labour Relations, as well as the Chief Labour Officer and the Administrator of the National Labour Commission, would be climaxed with the swearing-in ceremony for the executives of the union.
Established in 2020, MELPWU broke away from the Health Services Workers Union (HSWU), with the objective of seeking enhanced working conditions and adequate representation for the interests of the medical laboratory professional class of health workers in Ghana.