President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged members of the Labour Commission to ensure that there is industrial peace and harmony in the country.
The President said the Commission’s statutory mandate, which is to promote industrial peace among employers and their employees had become extremely important in the face of prevailing national and global economic challenges.
Swearing in new members of the Commission at the Jubilee House on Friday, President Akufo-Addo said it would take added significance by the Commission to deal with the labour unrest amid the difficult economic situation with which the country is confronted.
“I believe that the promotion of industrial peace and harmony is a function of two things, that we establish a balance between what are the legitimate demands of labour and what is the capacity of the employer. It is the most effective way of promoting industrial peace and harmony,” the President stated.
Mrs Rose Karikari Anang, who spoke on behalf of Members of the Commission assured that the Commission would do all it takes to deal with the current labour unrest while they work to prevent any such discontent in the future.
“We can assure you that we are poised to work and we will be engaging organized labour, employers and government as an employer,” Mrs Anang said.
The Commission is chaired by his lordship Justice Kwabena Asuman-Adu (Rtd). Other members are Mr Emmanuel Amota, Mr Peter Kwabena Ababio, Mr Kofi Davor, Mr Patrice Fidelis Sedoh, Mr Isaac Sackey and Ofosu Asamoah, the executive secretary of the National Labour Commission.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD