Trades Union Congress (Ghana)

Ghana TUC logoThe Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana is the main umbrella organization for trade union activities in Ghana, made up of 17 affiliated autonomous national unions. The TUC is the official mouthpiece of unionized labour in its dealing with government and with the employers' association. It currently has a total membership of about 500,000 members. It is non-political – the constitution debars all elected officials from identifying with any political party.

The TUC co-ordinates all the activities of national unions actively organizing workers in the informal sector through the Informal Sector Desk located in its organizing department. Their activities include developing programmes, linking up with national unions and organizing workshops. The TUC established and continues to support the StreetNet Ghana Alliance. Several affiliates have joined the Alliance and members of the TUC Informal Sector Desk sit on its committee. The TUC is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

Contact: Mr Kofi Asamoah, Secretary-General
+ 233 21 662568
+ 233 21 667161
Address: Trades Union Congress
Hall of Trade Unions
P. O. Box 701



Related Information

Worker Profile, Indigenous Caterer’s Association of Ghana (ICAG)

ICAG is an affiliate of the Trades Union Congress

For more information, please also see links to news articles about TUC (Ghana).