Agric Workers Union to resist division
The General Secretary of the Ghana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Mr Kingsley Offei Nkansah has threatened that the Union would fight attempts by some chief executives of state institutions to break their ranks.
He alleged that there are moves to break the front of GAWU and therefore called for unity in the union and the support of the members for actions that would be taken by the leadership.
Mr Nkansah said most of the rights that workers are currently enjoying were fought for by the unions and without the trade union, workers are mere slaves to their employers.
He was speaking at the delegates’ conference of the Eastern Regional branch of GAWU in Koforidua.
Mr Nkansah called on the government to create favourable economic environment for investors to move their investment into agriculture to create employment for the youth.
Ms Phyllis Agyemang, Regional Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, called for commitment of members of GAWU to solve the challenges facing the union.
She urged the delegates to vote for committed people into the leadership of the union.
The Regional Chairman of GAWU, Mr Augustine Michael Owusu appealed to the national leadership of the union to take appropriate steps to stop the attempts being made to break the front of the union.