Ghana increases pay of public sector workers by 23%

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The government of Ghana and public labour unions have agreed to a 23% increment in the base pay for public sector workers, beginning in January 2024.

The figure will be readjusted to 25% from July to December the same year, according to the employment ministry.

“We have concluded that the national base pay will be increased by 23% between January 1 2024 to June 30 2024 and subsequently an additional 2% increment will be added making it 25% from July to December 2024,” Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah said.

He also announced that the minimum wage would be reviewed upwards by 22%, averaging from GHS14.88 ($1.24) to GHS18.15 ($1.51).

Labour union has welcomed the decision and called on the government to follow through on the roadmap.

However, the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) executive secretary, Isaac Bampoe Addo is not enthused about the increment.

“Government upon government, whatever colour it is, has always complained about no money, they’ve given all sorts of reasons, but we have resolved that this must change,” Joy News quoted Addo as saying.

The West African country is currently under a $3bn IMF relief support to get its economy back on track. Inflation slowed to 35.2% year on year in October from 38.1% in September.


Source: Daily Mail GH

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