The General Secretary of the Union of Industry, Commerce and Finance (UNICOF), Mr John Senanu Amegashie urges employers and employees to plan for the future. He said employers must also share their challenges. According to him, last year they engaged their management partners to ensure that the little information that they have they share to enable their members to their jobs. “Management was both to share the information with us then we should also be a bit reasonable in our demands”, he said.
Mr Amegashie also called for consensus between the government and relevant stakeholders on whether or not to increase the national daily minimum wage following the impact of covid-19 on the economy. He however wants a marginal increase in the minimum wage to ease the burden on employers. The government had directed that the bank should not pay dividends to shareholders and has taken this decision just to support the operations of the business. So in the future, if much is gain much will be given out so that is one thing that we need to applaud the government for. We expect the employers as well to take advantage of that so they also support their workers, he added.
The UNICOF of Ghana TUC was duly registered as a Trade Union organization on 6 October 2003 and was affiliated to the Ghana Trades Union Congress as its 17th affiliate on 1st January 2005.
The main objective is to provide cutting edge trade union action and industrial relations support to workers within their jurisdiction backed by a strong compliance culture aimed at providing a conducive environment for employment creation and security for the sustainable economic development of the political economy of Ghana.