The National Executives of the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers Union (MELPWU) have been urged to adopt a high-quality leadership approach in discharging their duties.
Speaking on the theme, “Leadership in Labour Management Cooperation in Application of the Labour Act,” at a two-day virtual training workshop facilitated by the Gamey and Gamey Group for MELPWU members across the country, the lead facilitator, Austin Gamey, said the attainment of such a high standard of leadership could be realized when union leaders create an alignment of strengths in a way that the weakness of others will become irrelevant.
“It’s imperative for you to know that you’ll be considered and seen as people of certain high-quality leaders, and therefore, your business will be to create and ensure that there is an alignment,” he stated.
The training comes ahead of the Union’s second Annual General Meeting slated for October in Kumasi to out-door its Collective Bargaining Certificate and swears in new National Executive Council and Regional Executive officers.
The union, which has over 3,500 members, was recently issued a Collective Bargaining Certificate by the Chief Labour Officer, mandating it to negotiate on behalf of medical and Professional laboratory workers in Ghana.
Mr. Gamey, who congratulated the executives of MELPWU for achieving the status of a national union, noted that a good development and application of Collective Agreements based on Ghana’s Labour Act should enable them to attain strong labour-management cooperation and productivity.
The President of the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers Union (MELPWU), Abu Abudu, urged the members of the union, especially its regional executives, to acquaint themselves with the understanding of the Labour Act to enable them to discharge their duties professionally.
According to him, as representatives of the union members at the regional level, regional executives must allow the labour law to reflect in their daily operations.
“As leaders, whatever you are going to say must fit into what the Labour Act stands for; you are not going to speak like an ordinary member,” he stressed.