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Unions in Africa campaign for ratification of ILO C190

26 June, 2020African governments and unions played a leading role in the negotiations at the ILO leading up to the adoption of Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. Now, unions are campaigning for the convention to come into force and several governments are advancing the ratification process.

Unions optimistic as AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine in Ghana resumes operations

20 February, 2020Following a period of uncertainty, when the Obuasi mine was put on limited operations, and then on care and maintenance in 2016, the mine is up and running again.

Social dialogue key to better industrial relations in Ghana

12 July, 2019To get the most out of social dialogue, stakeholders must engage and one of the ways to do so is to have effective forums in which labour, employers and government effectively participate.

Norwegian oil company to collaborate with Ghanaian unions

13 July, 2018Norway’s Aker Energy, which bought oil exploration and production licences for the Tano Cape Three Points Block in Ghana from Hess Corporation early this year will collaborate with trade unions on workers’ rights  including freedom of association and the right to organize, membership recruitment, and social dialogue.

IndustriALL condemns Ghana Gold Fields retrenchments

19 April, 2018During a recent mission to Ghana, IndustriALL Global Union called for dialogue with Ghana Gold Fields to reverse the decision to retrench 2,150 workers at Tarkwa mine and give notice to a further 340 workers at Damang Mine. 

Union rejects retrenchment of 340 mineworkers at Abosso Gold Fields in Ghana

3 April, 2018The Abosso Gold Fields announcement that it will retrench 340 mineworkers at its Damang operations in June adds more pain to the mineworkers in Ghana. The notice comes immediately after the retrenchment of 2,150 workers at the company's Tarkwa mine.

Union in Ghana calls for strike against retrenchment of 2,150 mineworkers

8 March, 2018The Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU) has announced a series of strikes in solidarity with 2,150 mineworkers who face retrenchments at Gold Fields Ghana Limited Tarkwa mine – about 200km from Accra. There will be strikes on 13 March at Tarkwa and Damang, a sympathy strike by mining workers on 20 March, and a general strike on 27 March.

IndustriALL affiliates celebrate Africa Industrialization Day – 2017

22 November, 2017Several events were held in conjunction with Africa Industrialization Day, 2017.

Ghana

8 October, 2015IndustriALL and trade union leaders from affiliates in Ghana hand over a petition to Haruna Iddrisu, Ghana's Minister of Labour, at a press conference to  ‪#‎STOPrecariousWork‬

22-month USW strike ends in agreement with Crown in Toronto

23 July, 2015American beer can giant Crown has damaged the lives of IndustriALL Global Union members in Canada, Turkey and Ghana over the last two years. USW members in Toronto voted on 19 July to accept a new collective agreement and end their determined 22-month strike.