The General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU)- Ghana, Mr Morgan Ayawine, has urged employers to make the welfare of their employees a top priority.
“The welfare of the workers should be the concern of managers and employers”, Mr Morgan said, adding that the surest way to increase productivity was to ensure that the interest of the workers were properly catered for by management.
The General Secretary said this at the weekend when he interacted with the General Manager and staff of Bonzali Rural Bank at Kumbungu in the Northern Region, as part his tour of the region to acquaint himself with the condition of members of the union in the region.
He stressed that the leadership of ICU-Ghana was very committed to the welfare of its members across the length and breadth of the country.
The General Secretary emphasised the desire of the leadership of the union to work hard to promote harmony and cordiality between employers and employees.
“We would initiate measures to always promote and protect the interest of all our members,” he assured.
Mr Morgan, however, cautioned workers never to indulge in illegal acts, but rather conduct themselves within rules and regulation of the labour laws.
The General Secretary also entreated the workers to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities, emphasising that the interest of their company or corporation should be their concern.
The General Manager of Bonzali Rural Bank, Mr Augustine Ngmentomo, commended the ICU-Ghana for the visit, adding that would not only strengthen harmonious relationship between management of the bank and workers, but also would go a long way to increase productivity.
Mr Ngmentomo reaffirmed his commitment to work hand-in-hand with the ICU to promote industrial peace in the bank.
The Northern Regional Manager of Bank of Ghana (BoG), Alhaji Abdul-Azizi Mohammed, on his part, commended the General Secretary of ICU and his team for the visit.
He stated that it was important for union leadership to always get in touch with region to be on top of issues.
The General Secretary and his entourage interacted with workers and management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and Melcom shop.
The General Secretary was accompanied by the National Chairman, Alhaji Alhassan Nurideen, Deputy General Secretary in-charge of Operation, Mr Emmanuel Bernima and Deputy General Secretary in-charged Administration, Samuel Ananga.
FROM YAKUBU ABDUL-MAJEED, TAMALE