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The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) and Ghana’s selection to host the Secretariat

The Abuja Declaration of 1991 by the Authority of Heads of States of the Organisation of African Unity envisioned the establishment of an African Economic Community. One of the building blocks for the establishment of this community was the creation of a Continental Free Trade Area for Africa. The realization of the vision of a…
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July 18, 2019 0

GEA-NHO Female Future Programme

The GEA, in collaboration with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), is launching a leadership and boardroom competency development programme dubbed “FEMALE FUTURE”.  FEMALE FUTURE, originally developed and implemented in Norway by the NHO in 2011, has been replicated and established in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Tunisia.  It is Ghana’s turn to experience this talent-enhancing programme, which increases female…
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July 18, 2019 0

A new convention to combat violence and harassment at work adopted at the 108th session of the International Labour Conference

A new Convention (C190) and accompanying Recommendation (206) to combat “violence and harassment” in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference (ILC) at its 108th session, held from 10 – 21st June, 2019.  The Convention recognizes that violence and harassment in the world of work – “can constitute a human…
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June 28, 2019 0

World leaders have called for action on the future of work

This year’s International Labour Conference (ILC) is currently ongoing in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference has had high-level visits, with several heads of State and government addressing delegates on issues relating to the future of work. The various heads of state reiterated the need to redouble efforts in skilling and reskilling the world’s workforce. At the…
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June 20, 2019 0

GEA to soon begin a Female Future Program (FFP) in Ghana

Are you aware that women form more than half (51%) of the Ghanaian population yet they are underrepresented in boardrooms, management, and leadership positions? According to two successive rounds of the Ghana Living Standards Surveys (GLSS) (5 & 6), most formal sector working women are found in services and sales jobs in their organizations while…
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June 20, 2019 0

GEA urges government to tackle concerns over the Tema port expansion project

The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) has brought the attention of government to some concerns of its members operating in the Shipping and Ports industry in order to save their businesses from imminent collapse as a result of the ongoing Tema Port Expansion Project. These concerns were primarily centred on the following: The future of the…
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June 20, 2019 0

President Akufo-Addo Inaugurates Social Partnership Council

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated the Social Partnership Council, which represents a partnership for economic and social development between Government, Organised Labour, and Employers, at a brief ceremony at Jubilee House. It will be recalled that on 18th April, 2019, Government signed a landmark social partnership agreement with…
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June 14, 2019 0

SSNIT cautions workers against misleading pension schemes

The Director-General of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr Ofori-Tenkorang, on Tuesday called on workers to be wary of misleading pension schemes that will worsen their plight at pension. He said SSNIT had already built a robust scheme that considered the welfare of contributors and urged them to make use of that advantage.…
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June 14, 2019 0

BoG secures GH¢900 million to sanitize micro-finance sector of the economy

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has received GH¢900 million to undertake a clean-up of the troubled microfinance sub-sector of the financial services industry. The move is part of cleaning up the GH¢7 billion debt crisis that has hit a large sector of the deposit-taking, non-bank institutions, including savings and loans companies, in the country. The…
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May 31, 2019 0

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 declared as a public holiday

The Ministry of Interior has declared Wednesday, June 5, 2019 as a public holiday. All employers and the general public are therefore reminded as such. Read Full Statement: The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 which marks the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as…
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May 31, 2019 0