The National Labour Commission (NLC) is established under Section 135 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) as an independent arbiter in industrial dispute resolution.

The Commission is composed of seven members pursuant to Section 136 as follows:

(a)  Two representatives of Government
(b)  Two representatives of Employers Organization
(c) Two representatives of Organised Labour
(d) A chairman nominated by Employers’ Organization and Organised Labour


 “The Mission statement of the Commission is to develop and sustain a peaceful and harmonious industrial relations environment through the use of effective dispute resolution practices within the context of the law, promotion of co-operation among the labour market players and mutual respect for their rights and responsibilities”.


“The Vision of the Commission is to have a harmonious industrial relations environment borne out of the firm understanding of and committed compliance with the Labour Laws  by all stakeholders to make the Ghanaian economy competitive to attract investment”.



Commitment: We are committed to duty
Non-Discriminatory: We don’t act based on status, gender or social standing
Respect: We respect the individual and collective rights of all
Integrity: We not only do what is right, but also do the right thing
Trust: We ensure credibility
Effective Communication: We encourage the exchange of

ideas and encourage dialogue instead of adversity