CLOGSAG fights new Chief Labour Officer

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) has asked the Ghana Employers Association (GEA), Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) to ignore a letter dated 16 April 2019 signed by the Chief Director at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, that announced the appointment a Deputy Chief Labour Officer, Mr Francis Ofori Kwansah as acting Chief Labour Officer...


The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) has asked the Ghana Employers Association (GEA), Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Ghana Federation of Labour (GFL) to ignore a letter dated 16 April 2019 signed by the Chief Director at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, that announced the appointment a Deputy Chief Labour Officer, Mr Francis Ofori Kwansah as acting Chief Labour Officer.

CLOGSAG in a statement said it is unaware of any change that has occurred between 11 February 2019 and 16 April 2019 as regards the status of Mr Kwansah in the records of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.

CLOGSAG said Mr Kwansah cannot be deemed as the acting Chief Labour Officer because he has not been exonerated from pending disciplinary proceedings against him.

Secondly, CLOGSAG noted that it has not seen any letter of appointment from the office of the Head of Civil Service making Mr Kwansah the acting Chief Labour Officer.

CLOGSAG has, thus, cautioned GEA, TUC and GFL not to become part of a “clear political interference in the affairs of the labour department under the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.”

CLOGSAG’s statement comes on the back of a recent letter signed by Mr Kizito Ballars, the Chief Director at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations introducing Mr Kwansah as the acting Chief Labour Officer.

Meanwhile, the Chief Labour Officer at the Ministry, Mr Eugene Narh Korletey, has sued sector Minister Ignatius Baffour Awuah for wrongful reassignment.

According to Mr Korletey, the minister has singled him out for abuse and victimisation despite diligently discharging his duties as the head of the Labour Department at the Ministry since 2013.

Mr Korletey, in his application for a judicial review filed at the Accra High Court, also prayed the court to order the minister not to interfere in the work of the labour department.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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