Basic Salaries For Public Sector Workers Increase By 13 Per Cent

The current basic salary for all public sector workers have been increased by 13% across board  with effect from January 1, 2019.

Similar Increment occurred On January 1, 2015.

Also, Public sector workers who fall under the single spine salary structure  enjoyed a 10% pay rise across the board in January 2019.

The agreement arrived at a meeting of the Public Services Joint Standing Negotiating Committee (PSJNC), which comprises organised labour, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the Ministry of Finance.

In a related development, the National Tripartite Committee (NTC), The 2020 National Daily Minimum Wage (NDMW) has gone up 11 percentage point over the 2019 NDMW of GHC 10.65 to GHC11.82, effective from January 1, 2020.

This is in pursuance to the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) section 113 (1) (a) and the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).

Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, who announced this at a media briefing in Accra directed all establishments, institutions or organisations, whose Daily Minimum Wage is below the new NDMW to adjust their wages accordingly starting from the implementation date.


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