The Ghana Mineworkers’ Union of TUC is a democratic and independent trade union organization affiliated locally to the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and internationally to the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mines and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM) based in Brussels, Belgium.
The Union is a body corporate registered under the laws of Ghana. It was founded on June 7, 1944 at Abosso near Tarkwa by Messrs C.E. McCarthy and S.M. Bissah. It was known at the time as the Gold Coast Mines Employees Union. It became an affiliate of the then Gold Coast Trades Union Congress in 1946 and the Miners’ International Federation in 1952.
To organise workers within and beyond the mining industry of Ghana into a strong, democratic and independent trade union organization for the purpose of protecting and advancing the socio-economic, political and security interests of its members.
To become the most well-organised and cordial representative of workers in and outside the mining industry of Ghana through quality service that offers better working conditions and social protection to our members.
Key functions of the Union are:
- Collective Bargaining
- Research and Planning
- Training and Education
- Organizing and Recruitment