The Trades Union Congress (TUC) held its 3rd Quadrennial National Women’s Delegates Congress at the GNAT Village, Abankro in Ejisu – Kumasi. The Congress was attended by members the affiliate unions and Associate members of the TUC, took place from 20th – 21st March, 2021 with the dual purpose of taking the leadership’s stewardship report for the quadrennial and retaining or electing new leaders for the next quadrennial.
The Women’s Congress took place in ahead of TUC’s 11th Quadrennial Delegates Congress. This years’ Congress is special in many ways, one being that it is also the TUC’s 75TH Anniversary year. The anniversary which was hardly marked due to challenges with the COVID pandemic but will eventually be celebrated.
The theme: “75 Years of TUC: Building Stronger Unions in a Changing World of Work” resonates with the times especially with current challenges being experienced by workers all over Ghana and across the world.
Activities included the adoption of resolutions and policies, constitutional amendments and elections of the new executives to steer the affairs of the National Women’s Council from 2020 – 2024. The elected new executives are:
- Sis Rebecca Kwashie (GTPCWU) – National Women’s Chair
- Sister Betty Nuamasi (HSWU) – Vice-Chair
- Sister Alberta Laryea Djan (TUC-Gh) – Head of Gender and Child Protection
- Sister Afusata Salifu (GAWU) – Assistant Secretary