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Gov’t, Organised Agree on 30% Base Pay

The government of Ghana and Organised Labour have agreed to peg the 2023 Base pay on Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) at 30%.

This will be paid at the existing pay point of 1.7%.

The agreement was signed by the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah and the Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Benjamin Arthur on the government side and the Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Anthony Yaw Baah and the Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe Addo on the Labour side.

This was agreed upon during a negotiation between the parties on January 12.

The agreement takes effect on January 1, 2023.

This agreement is 50% lesser than the demand by the leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-Gh), Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Government and Hospital Pharmacist Association, Ghana Certified Registered and Anesthetics Association for the 2023 Base Pay.

Following the 30% peg, the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta said although this will put a strain on the 2023 budget, it will bring peace to the labour front.

“This is going to take a toll on the budget, but I am confident that with enhanced productivity and the commitment that we have given to each other, it will ensure that there is peace in this country as we look at pension and labour issues.”


Source: Fuseini

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