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Implementation of Labour Act in Ghanaian Public Industries – An Empirical Study of the Ghana Water Company Limited (Published)

The purpose this study is to investigate the implementation of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) from the context of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). A total of 10 management staff and 206 senior and junior staff of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), constituting 216 were sampled for the study.  Out of the 206 questionnaires administered, 149 responded in addition to 5 management staff who were interviewed, giving the total of 154 respondents for the study. Statistically, less than half of the respondents, 74 (48%), admitted that there were a number of challenges in the implementation of the Labour Act while 80 (52%) expressed otherwise. The study established that the implementation of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) at the Ghana Water Company Limited is not up to expectation. It is recommended that a study in the private sector will contribute to a more in-depth understanding of the research topic.

Keywords: Ghana Water Company Limited, Implementation, Labour Act, Public Industries, empirical study

An Investigation into the Awareness of the Labour Act in Ghanaian Public Industries – The Case of Ghana Water Company Limited (Published)

The purpose of this study is to investigate into the awareness of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651). Questionnaires and semi-structured interview were used to solicit both qualitative and quantitative data from the Ashanti Regional Branch of the Ghana Water Company Limited. The study revealed that 71 (46%), were not aware of the existence of the Act. The study concludes that awareness of the Labour Act at GWCL is not up to the level expected. It is also recommended that management should institute annual labour week observation to educate employees; staff should be encouraged to acquire copies the Labour Act. The National Labour Commission should established regional and district offices to intensify labour inspections.

Keywords: Ghana Water Company Limited, Labour Act, Public Industries, awareness