National Tripartite Committee

The National Tripartite Committee (NTC) is established under the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) which is to amend and consolidate the laws relating to labour, employers, trade unions and individual relations.

The NTC is composed of the Minister of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) who doubles as the Chairman, with representatives of the Government, the Ghana Employers Association and Organised Labour.

The Committee meets at least once every three months at times and places determined by the members. The NTC may invite to its meetings any interest group to discuss issues on a specific national interest or matter.



The National Tripartite Committee executes functions such as;

  1. The determination of the National Daily Minimum Wage (NDMW). A Technical Sub-Committee (TSC) is constituted by the NTC to table proposals or scenarios for the determination of the NDMW. After the TSC report, Committee members (Government, GEA and Organised Labour) study the report with their constituents, after which they present their respective proposals for adopting the NDMW. An agreed percentage and figure is reached by all parties; this then becomes the NDMW for a particular year.
  2. Advise on employment and labour issues, including Labour laws, international Labour Standards, individual relations and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).
  3. Consult with partners in the Labour Market on matters of Social and Economic importance.
  4. Perform other functions as the Minister may request for the promotion of employment development and peace in the Labour Sector.





National Tripartite Committee

Contact Details

Phone: +233 (0) 302 665 797