The President of the Ghana Employers Association (GEA), Mr Terrence Darko, said in spite of the many challenges faced by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), the implementation of the first phase of the pay policy had been largely successful.
"This in my view was due to the commitment of organised labour and government's resolve to use dialogue and negotiations to resolve all issues of mutual concern to all parties," he
As a way forward, Mr Darko
said there was the need to deepen consultations, negotiations and dialogue in all pay policy-related issues.
To ensure the sustainability of the SSPP, Mr Darko
stressed the need for the economic environment to be stabilised.
said the power problem also needed to be tackled resolutely, adding that "if businesses do not attain the required power to remain productive, they would not be able to pay enough taxes to enhance national revenue".
"The net effect of this is that government cannot get the needed funds to pay the workers compensation and follow through other development projects," he
said much as the GEA
appreciated that the government was taking measures to address the energy crisis, there was the need for urgent measures, as a matter of national priority, to make power available to businesses to operate.