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Labour law discriminates against contract staffs-Charles Bawa Duah

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission (NLC), Charles Adongo Bawa Duah has explained that the composition of the labour law discriminates against contract, casual and probation staffs.

Speaking to GhanaWeb, Lawyer Bawa Duah noted that, the labour law does not empower contracts staffs or staffs on probation to make demands on the employers for unfair treatment.

Reading the from Act 2003, 651 subsection 66 of the National Labour Law, Bawa Duah expounded that workers employed on contract, casual and probation basis are not entitled to legal hearing on unfair termination employment contract or redundancy packages.

He added that, the current position of the law is a major contributing factor to empoyers will to engage their workers on contract basis.

This report follows growing concerns over the meager pay given to contract and casual workers in particular organizations notably those in the financial, telecom and security industries

Charles Bawaduah also asserted that most employees are ignorant of the existence of the labour commission and its established role, adding that the commission will be carrying out a nationwide education exercise for employees.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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