Published on 02 November, 2021.
In Accra, the Employers Breakfast Meeting was held at the Labadi Beach Hotel. It was attended by a large number of employers and representatives of organised labour. Some SSNIT Executives were also present.
It was attended by a large number of employers and representatives of organised labour. Some SSNIT Executives were also present.
In a speech, the Director-General, Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, said the Trust is focused on its core mandate and will deliver on its obligations to workers and all contributors by providing the services they need.
Dr Ofori-Tenkorang said if employers pay workers’ contributions on all earnings, it would impact their workers pension at retirement.
“On the other hand, if you declare small basic salaries and pay them fat allowances, they will be worse off during retirement,” he told the employers.
Dr Ofori-Tenkorang said whatever employers paid workers as basic salaries would reflect in their pensions tomorrow.
He asked the employers to reach out to the Trust with their concerns using available channels as their feedback is vital in shaping the Trust’s operations and service delivery.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Employers Association, Mr Alex Frimpong, commended SSNIT for working together with businesses to ensure the future income security of employees.
He said the COVID-19 disease has affected employers and businesses, especially in the hospitality and aviation sectors, and urged employees to partner with employers to ensure enterprises survive and protect incomes.
The General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), Ghana, Mr Morgan Ayawine, said employers and employees are social partners and called for transparency in how businesses are run to ensure industrial peace and harmony.
He urged employers to pay social security on improved salaries to ensure that workers enjoy good retirement in the future.
The Head, Occupational Safety, Health and Social Protection Unit of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Ms Theresa Nadia Abugah, urged the Trust to intensify its public education programmes to enrol more workers in the informal sector.