The General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), Mr. Solomon Kotei has argued that the minimum wage which was recently increased from 7 cedis to 8 cedis still remains woefully inadequate.
Government about four days ago together with its other social partners agreed on an increase in the daily minimum wage from 7 cedis to 8 cedis but the general secretary of the ICU says that government could do better.
According to him, government must show commitment in giving Ghanaians a better standard of living.
He admonished government to regularly review the minimum wage instead of waiting until the annual budget is been drafted, he opined that, if government sees the need for a total review of the minimum wage, nothing should stop it from doing so.
The ICU as part of our mandate, is to ensure that the Ghanaian worker is treated fairly at all times, Mr. Kotei said.
Ghanaian workers according to him must never work like slaves in their own country or be cheated by their employers.
He has therefore admonished Ghanaian workers to join worker unions if they do not belong to one because the union would represent them if any issue of labour comes up or their employers violates their rights.
He revealed that the ICU has on several occasion petitioned government through their research findings for actions to be taken.