The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has met with 92 employers in Tema in preparation towards its 10th quadrennial delegates’ conference.
Mr Solomon Kotei, General-Secretary of the ICU, during the breakfast meeting, said it was important to meet with the employers to debrief them out of the negative impression they had about unions.
Mr Kotei said employers always saw Union leaders as their enemies and that always made negotiations between the two parties hectic and unfriendly.
The theme for the delegates’ conference which would be held in August in Kumasi is, “Our Employers Vision Our Concern”.
The General-Secretary noted that the chosen theme reflected the acknowledgement of the critical link between the employer and employee in the work environment.
He indicated that employees must have the vision of the employers in mind in order to ensure the success of the work and the securing of their jobs.
Some employers expressed their happiness about the initiative of the ICU to meet them and educate them on the importance of the Union.
They noted that prior to the meeting, they had a different view on how the ICU works.