12.5% salary increase for public sector workers

Mr Huruna Iddrisu,Minister of Employement and Labour Relations

Mr Huruna Iddrisu,Minister of Employement and Labour Relations

Public Sector workers are to benefit from a 12.5 per cent salary increase from January next year.

The rate was agreed upon after discussions on the Public Sector Base Pay by the Public Services Joint Standing Negotiating Committee (PSJSNC).

As a result, all public sector workers on the Single Spine Salary Structure will enjoy a 12 per cent upward adjustment in their salaries from next year.

Sources close to the committee told The Ghanaian Times that the government and organised labour had been negotiating on the salary structure for a long while.

The source said the last time the salaries of public sector workers increased was in October 2015, when the government and organised labour agreed on a 10 per cent increase in the base salary on the Single Spine Pay Policy for 2016.

The increase, the source said, took effect from January this year.

Aside the 12.5 per cent increase in Base Pay, the government recently announced an increase in the daily minimum wage by 10 per cent.

This will also take effect from January 2017.

By Times Reporter

 

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