TUC Asked Government to fastrack Ratification of the ILO Convention 190

By thefourlens.com

Sunyani, March 02,  2024 

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) is calling for speedy ratification of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 190 to protect workers from sexual harassments, for protection of human dignity at workplaces, institutions and for gender-based violence free in Ghana.

The TUC and ILO in that regard petitioned the Bono Regional Minister, Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene on Thursday, for onward conveyance of their grievances to the Labor Ministry and the Parliament of Ghana for expedite actions on ratification of the C190.

In an interview with thefourlens.com news, the Union asked Ghana government to prioritize the C190 and fastrack it ratification for a peaceful, safer and harassment free workplace and environment to improve productivity. 

The Bono, Ahafo and Bono East Regions Secretary for TUG Ghana, Mrs. Comfort Asomah said there were a lot of sexual harassment cases at various workplaces, hence the move to campaign against such unacceptable behaviors. 

They marched through the principal streets of the Sunyani Central Business areas with placards reading “C190 Ensure your safety and well-being at work so speak up, Create a workplace free of fear and harassment, Empower the workplace for enhanced productivity”.

Other were with captions saying “Let’s Create a Culture Where Harassment has No place, Every Worker Deserves a Safe and harassment free workplace, Employees feel safe and valued, Safety at work is non negotiable, Zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the workplace, and Every workplace must be safe and respectful”.

In further interview, Mr. Oppong Yeboah Felix, the Administrator for the Sunyani Youth Development Association commended the TUC and ILO for the campaign.

He was optimistic ratification of the Convention would end gender-based violence and bring peace and harmony to the working environments as well as help improve productivity for national growth. 

Mr. Yeboah observed workplace violence and Sexual harassment are real situations hindering productivity and violating the individual’s fundamental human rights. 

A Coordinating Director under the Chief Director at the Bono Regional Coordinating Council, Mr. Emmanuel Agmakyinbe Kwabena received the petition on behalf of the Regional Minister. 



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