TUC expresses frustration in the delay of 3 labour boards

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has expressed frustrations at the delay of government to institute the boards of three keys bodies on the labour front.

Speaking at a forum on the economy, the Secretary General of TUC, Dr Anthony Yaw Baah stressed that, the delay in the appointment of the board of the National Labour Commission, NLC; National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, FWSC, is really frustrating us.

“This three development bodies are important to our development,” Baah added.

In the case NPRA, it has been more than a year since the last board of the NPRA was dissolved, a critical state institution whose work borders on ensuring that millions of Ghanaian workers retire comfortably.

According to the National Pensions Act 766, 2008, NRPA’s board is, among other things, responsible for its policy direction and proper and effective performance.

Baah noted that, they have written to the Presidency to fast-track the institution of the three bodies.

The focus of the organised labour forum was to educate members on macroeconomic indicators and their implications for the welfare of labour.

The understanding of members is expected to be enhanced on the workings of the economy and to contribute meaningfully to economic debates,

The forum brought together about 200 participants made up of leadership of organised labour.

By Joshua W. Amlanu