Enforce Banking Laws to detect potential risks before they get out of control – GEA President to Bank of Ghana
The Ghana Employers’ Association has called on the Bank of Ghana to enforce the Banking Laws to restore confidence and sanity in the banking sector. This was made by the newly-elected President of the Association, Mr. Daniel Acheampong. Likening the banking sector to the central nervous system, the President entreated the Central Bank to make use of all available tools, enforcement and supervisory mechanisms at its disposal to detect potential risks on time before they escalate into bigger problems that threaten the industry as a whole.
He also called on Government to stabilize the macroeconomy and ensure a reduction in the interest rates to enable employers access loans from the banking sector to spur up their businesses for economic growth and job creation.
Step up efforts in dispute resolution processes- GEA urges the National Labour Commission
The Ghana Employers’ Association has called on the National Labour Commission (NLC) to work effectively and efficiently to settle all disputes that are brought before it for adjudication, to enable employers undertake their business activities efficiently.
This was made in its 309th Council Meeting, held on 5th September, 2018, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, in Accra. Council informed the seven Commissioners that employers are not too happy about the manner and way the Commission is proceeding with its work, as its laws and rulings are unable to bring sanity into the industrial relations space, thus distorting business performance. Employers also commented that the Commission and all stakeholders should make conscious efforts in reviewing the role of Mediators and Arbitrators in the dispute settlement process. Since these actors play a critical role in shaping the industrial relations environment. Read more
GEA engages Minister of Business Development for more private sector support
GEA-TUC sensitizes the informal economy operatives on Labour Laws
GEA in collaboration with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Ghana andwith funding support from the Business Advocacy (BUSAC) Fund, embarked on sensitisation workshops in some selected regional capitals of the country namely, Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Koforidua where most informal sector businesses exist. Read more
GEA holds Skills Validation Forum
GEA organized a skills validation forum, on 5th July, 2017, to validate the Skills Development Survey conducted to reveal the skills dynamics in the Ghanaian Labour Market. The forum was held at the African Regent Hotel, and was attended by officials from devise walks of life. Participants were invited from Academia, Development Planning Authorities, Organized Labour, Private and Public Business Organizations, the Ministry of Employment and Labour relations, International Organizations, and other governmental organizations as well as the media. In all, fifty-seven (57) people participated in the forum. Read more