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NLA Supports Staff Unionization

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The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has shown support and commitment to the unionization of staff of the Authority.

The Management on February 12, 2020 received Guidelines/Rules Governing the Standing Negotiation Committee (SNC) from three separate Unions namely: the Union of Industry, Commerce and Finance (UNICOF), the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU), Ghana and the Financial Business and Services Employees Union (FBSEU)

These are three individual Unions currently doing their possible best to unionize workers of the National Lottery Authority (NLA).

Separate meetings were held between Management of NLA and the individual Unions from Wednesday February 12 to Friday February 14. The meetings were held under the chairmanship of the Director-General of the Authority, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw.

The Guidelines/Rules of the Standing Negotiation Committee from the FBSEU, ICU and UNICOF have been signed and adopted.

As part of the process, it is expected that the three Unions namely UNICOF, FBSEU and ICU shall furnish the NLA with copies of their List and Verification Forms signed by staff of the Authority indicating the Authorization of Union Dues Deduction from their Monthly Salaries.

A statement issued by the Public Relations department of the Authority said so far, none of the three Unions have completed the process of the unionization of the Staff of the Authority.

It also said none of the three Unions have fulfilled all the criteria in relation to the bargaining power to negotiate on behalf of Staff of the Authority.

Management of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) has said it would do everything possible to ensure the smooth and successful unionization of its workers.

To this end, the Authority has said it would cooperate fully and wholly with all relevant stakeholders in the unionization of the staff of the Authority.

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