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Industrial Relations support by GEA

What is Industrial Relations? “Industrial Relations” refers to all types of relations between employers and workers, be at International, National, Regional, Sectoral or Company level; and to all dealings with respect to social and economic issues, including salary/wage setting, employment and working conditions, Labour legislation, skills development, social protection, tripartite consultation, dispute settlement among a…
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October 3, 2019 0

GEA launches a female leadership development programme

The Ghana Employers Association(GEA) in collaboration with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) has launched a female leadership development programme in Ghana called the Female Future Programme (FFP). The event, which was organized on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Movempick Ambassador Hotel was launched by Ms Mansa Nettey, CEO of the Standard Chartered Bank…
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September 26, 2019 0

What methods do employers use to deal with strikes?

Most strikes called by unions are somewhat predictable; they typically occur during and sometimes after deadlock in negotiations or in event of an industrial dispute. We share with you some methods employers use to deal with strikes. Strike preparation: Companies which produce products for sale will frequently increase inventories prior to a strike. Salaried employees…
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September 26, 2019 0

GEA holds an advocacy forum to promote friendly business environment at the local government level in Ghana

The nature of the business environment at the local level is a key determinant of enterprise performance. It also helps in the creation of job opportunities and generation of tax revenues for local government authorities. According Section 12 of the Local Government Service Act 2016 (Act 936), the MMDAs are responsible for the formulation and…
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September 20, 2019 0

Ghanaian electricity tariff still among highest in West Africa – Employers

The cost of power in Ghana still remains among the highest in the sub-region and serves to increase the cost of production for industries in the country, the Ghana Employers Association has said. Speaking at this year’s annual general meeting of the association in Accra, President of the Ghana Employers Association (GEA), Daniel Acheampong, said…
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September 13, 2019 0

How to Reduce Stress During a Performance Evaluation at the workplace

Performance evaluations are an important element in developing and motivating employees. In some cases, though, tension that arises from both the manager and employee can impede the effectiveness of communication. As a manager, you can use a few strategies to help reduce the stress level for you and your employees. Here are some few tips…
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September 6, 2019 0

The National Tripartite Committee declares 11% increment in the National Daily Minimum Wage (NDMW) for 2020

GEA would like to inform all employers in the country that in accordance with Section 113 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) has agreed that the National Daily Minimum Wage for 2020 should be GHc11.82, an increment of 11% over the 2019 Minimum Wage of GHc10.65. The effective date…
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September 4, 2019 0

Ways to improve employee morale at the workplace

When employees suffer from poor morale, their work performance begins to suffer too. Employee morale is valuable because it serves as the drive, commitment and motivation for workers to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. Low morale, on the other hand, has the potential to cause an increase in absenteeism, turnover and poor productivity, which…
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August 29, 2019 0

BoG gives 2020 deadline to rural banks, MFIs to meet capital requirements

The central bank has given rural and community banks and microfinance institutions up to February 2020 to meet their respective minimum capital requirements. The Bank of Ghana in 2015 announced an upward revision to the minimum capital requirements of rural/community banks to GH¢1 million to be met by December 31, 2017. Also, the central bank…
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August 21, 2019 0

GEA–IPMA Diploma in Industrial Relations Part I & II

The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) in collaboration with the International Professional Manager’s Association (IPMA-UK) has the pleasure to invite suitable applicant(s) to enroll as students for its Country  Programme; Diploma in IndustrialRelations (Part I & II).  The programme seeks to acquaint practitioners with the requisite skills for Collective Bargaining, enhance their understanding in Dispute Settlement…
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August 21, 2019 0