Industrial Relations

The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) has very strong and experienced industrial relations/human resource practitioners who have successfully facilitated various matters for GEA members and other clients. Our track record will show that the members’ industrial relations needs are catered for as a result of the Association’s experienced personnel with extensive expertise in the following Industrial Relations Services:

  • Conducting collective bargaining negotiations between Employers and Trade Unions.
  • Representation of Employers before the National Labour Commission.
  • Giving advice on legal, labour and employment matters.
  • Communicating with members on regular basis regarding topical issues and labour trends through Newsletters and Industrial Relations News.
  • Representation and defence of employers’ interest to relevant authorities and tripartite boards on policy matters.
  • Promotion of the spirit of tripartism involving Government, Employers and workers in formulating and implementing social and employment policies.
  • Representation in local and international business forums

Research and Advocacy

The Association’s Research Department is responsible for the development of the employers’ policy advocacy agenda and implementation of dynamic products portfolio aligned to the needs of members. The advocacy strategies are needed to shape public opinion, inform policy and practice, as well as to support best practices that lead to improved labour productivity and social development outcomes. This is achieved through strategic analysis and monitoring of policy issues that are meant to inform the Association’s strategic and service delivery.

The Association undertakes research and policy analysis in areas related to minimum wages, skills development, labour and employment, fiscal and monetary policy, productivity, and pensions. The Association collects and analyses information on social and economic indicators to inform advocacy and wage negotiations as well as creation of an enabling business environment in general.

Key activities include:

  • Conducting research and preparing reports on selected economic and labour issues.
  • Reviewing and analysing government policies.
  • Analysing and disseminating information on labour market, economic indicators and business environment to members and other relevant bodies.
  • Representing employers views on economic and labour issues in various forums

Learning and Development

The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) training portfolio provides for a combination of in- house and open-house courses carefully developed to meet individual and/or organizational specific needs. Our rates are competitive, offering you great value for money. GEA training programmes will equip participants with the skills essential for success in business performance.

The training programmes offered by GEA include: 

  1. a) Legal/ Industrial Relations Programs
  • New Labour Laws
  • Diploma in Industrial Relations (a GEA/ IPMA Partnership programme)
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Discipline Management
  • Managing Redundancy
  • Ending the Employment Relationship
  • Managing Contracts
  1. b) Management programs:
  • Management Skills Development
  • Pre-retirement Planning
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship Training
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Team Building
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Governance

Consultancy Services

GEA offers a wide range of management/consultancy services, which are developed to help organizations to focus on excellence in performance delivery. Our services include:

  • Job Evaluation
  • Remuneration Survey
  • Organisational Review /Restructuring
  • Designing/ Reviewing Job Descriptions
  • Designing/ Reviewing Strategic Plans
  • Executive Recruitment & Selection
  • Designing/ Reviewing HR Manuals
  • Designing/ reviewing Job Specifications Formulation of Performance Management Systems

Projects and Capacity Building

The Association has continued to collaborate with the development partners to enhance its social dialogue strategies both nationally and internationally. Some of the areas that the Association is involved in include:

  • Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (GEA/ILO)

This project addresses the issues of child labour in line with ILO conventions on elimination of child labour.

  • Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

GEA developed a guide and training curriculum to ensure compliance with new laws and safe working practices. OSH is available as an open and in-house training course