ICU to intensify efforts to secure better working conditions for workers

Leadership of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU)-Ghana has assured its members of intensifying its efforts to guarantee better working conditions in the country.

 “Sustaining the relevance and general visibility of the Union both locally and internationally remains one of our hallmarks, therefore in collaboration with our international partners, the Global Union Federations (GUF), we will continue to give off our best in the interest of members.”

The General Secretary of ICU-Ghana, Mr Morgan Ayawine, gave the assurance in a statement issued and copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday to commemorate a year in office of the current leadership of the union.

It said on the local front, the current leadership of the Union had leveraged the existing rapport between its social partners and reduced the incidence of industrial action by harmonising the relationship between the parties through dialogue and amicable resolution of grievances.

According to the statement, creating a congenial industrial atmosphere, a prerequisite for increased productivity at the workplace towards the socio-economic advancement of the country was very important.

It said there was also the need for increased staff satisfaction as the current leadership’s open-door policy enabled every staff of the Union to freely approach the members of the ICU leadership at any time on all matters concerning their welfare and work. 

Explaining further, it stated that there had been exponential leap in the Union’s collaboration with the Global Unions as it continuous to receive more sponsored projects, participation in conferences, workshops and seminars for the benefit of members and for the growth and development of the Union.

“The Leadership has taken in its stridewhatever challenges bequeathed to them as well as all current challenges, and are effectively dealing with same and finding solutions to the best of its ability.” It added

“ICU hopes to admirably turn around the Union for the better and make it the preferred trade union organisation in Ghana today, which every worker would desire to join and every employer would love to associate with’’ it stated.


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