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Politics of Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Source: GNA

CPP presidential candidate meets TUC leadership

Dr Abu Sakara Foster, presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party on Monday met the leadership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Accra.

The meeting brought together the steering committee members of the TUC. The aim was to outline the party’s programmes for workers in the country.

Dr Sakara said there was the need for Ghanaians to define the relevance of generations, which sought to build the human resource of the country.

He said the CPP stood for a political course and that the party when voted into Government would reconnect with the TUC on its fundamental believes.

Dr Sakara said Ghanaians had the shared responsibility and vision, which needed to build an economy that was human friendly and development oriented.

He said the CPP was deeply concern about the youth unemployment that was directly affecting the country’s human resource based.

He said in solidarity with the TUC, the CPP would work towards improving the living standards of Ghanaians and promote social dialogue.

Mr Kofi Asamoah, Secretary General of the TUC, said the rights and laws that workers were enjoying now in the country, was implemented by the CPP-led Dr Kwame Nkrumah and that the TUC had a long relationship with the CPP.

He said the TUC was fighting four major issues, which was job creation, rights of workers, social protection and social dialogue which would give workers the rights to contribute in decision making.

Mr Asamoah said 80 per cent of the working population in Ghana was not unionized and that it was only 20 per cent of Ghana’s working populations who had the right to form labour associations.

He thanked Dr Sakara and the CPP for making time to meet the leadership of the TUC and appealed to him to ensure that peace prevailed before, during and after the December 7th elections.