Provide appropriate protective gear for workers – Maritime and Dockworkers Union to Employers

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By William Sarpong

The Maritime & Dockworkers’ Union of TUC Ghana, has called on employers to provide the right personal protective equipment to protect workers who are at risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

This was contained in a press statement issue by the Secretary General of Maritime & Dockworkers’ Union of TUC Ghana, Mr. Daniel Owusu-Koranteng and copied all employers under the union.

The statement entreated all employers to encouraged flexible worksites such as staggered work shift; Develop policy for Remote work; Provide infrastructure for teleworkng.

Setting up clear guidelines for work; Place behavior such as regular hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds and making sanitizees widely available at the workplace.

Provide facilities for instant temperature checks of workers and visitors; Encourage sick employees to stay at home and develop a flexible policy to promote workers enough time to care for family members who contract the coronavirus disease.

Mr. Koranteng tasked Employers to appoint a dedicated officer to ensure regular discussions of the response plans with workers to sustain awareness among workers on the coronavirus pandemic and the review of response plans.

The Secretary General express the Union’s readiness to work with employers to create a safe working environment in the difficult times of the spread of coronavirus.

He urged Employers to provide the Union with the update of their response plans to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

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