Avoiding crisis on the labour front

Avoiding crisis on the labour front

Productivity depends on employers and employees but government also has a special role to play since it employs a sizeable number of people in the country.

This calls for industrial peace on the part of each of the partners, so as to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to initiate productive work in all parts of the country.

Without peace, not much can be achieved. This is because if disturbances emerge on the labour front, as a result of mistrust there would be no or low productivity and disappointment on the part of everybody.

If this is the case, then the partners involved — government, labour and employers — must collaborate with one another to see to it that what is expected is carried out in an atmosphere of trust and dependability.

It takes resources, which are limited anyway, to provide for the needs of labour, so we expect workers to try to understand their employers when things go tough.

We have been experiencing strikes from certain categories of workers mainly University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) over certain demands from government.

The Spectator is, therefore, appealing to the parties involved including Senior Staff Association on our university campuses to understand that the laws in the country must be obeyed, while these negotiations go on.

At the same time, government and other employers should also be prepared to meet the other partners and negotiate without inflaming passion and showing respect to each of the parties, for peace to prevail.

If this is done, the nation will be guaranteed an industrial peace and Ghana will be the winner. Also, no group of people should allow themselves to be influenced by any political interest group for their selfish ends.

Ghana is a noble country which must be supported by all and sundry, so that the supreme interest of the country is guaranteed at all times.

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