The Deputy Commissioner at the National Labour Commission (NLC) has said 48 per cent of employment terminations are unfair.

Rose Karikari Annan also said the notice of termination must be a month or 3 weeks but is mostly not adhered to.

“In the labour law, there is termination and then, there is unfair termination. If you look at the cases coming to the NLC, unfair termination constitutes about 48 per cent of them.

“And there is this erroneous impression that you have the right to hire and fire at will. How do you get to work and your boss says you have been fired? This has been the case and must stop,” she stated.

She was speaking at Joy Business’ roundtable on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and employment.

One major challenge befallen government when it comes to the exact number of job losses in both the informal and formal sector has been the absence of available data.

Taking his turn on the Joy Business jobs and salaries round table, Deputy Minister of Employment, Bright Wireko-Brobbey assured data covering COVID 19 related jobs losses would be ready in two weeks.

“We need to know the numbers. We are doing a holistic survey in both sectors to come up with a clear job-loss analysis in two weeks’ time,” he revealed

The discussion saw discussants push for a possible review of some sections of the Labour Act which does not serve their purpose in these Covid-19 era. Meanwhile, President of the Employers Association of Ghana, Alex Frimpong has called on employers to be forthcoming with reports on lay-offs.

The Joy Business Jobs and Salaries roundtable explored ways of working towards sustainable jobs during and after the coronavirus pandemic.