From January 2016, all public sector workers will enjoy a ten per cent increment in the Single Spine Salary Structure.

The decision on the increment was taken after negotiations with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and representatives of the various unionised workers, and other stakeholders.


The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, who made these known at a news conference in Accra, yesterday, added that the National Daily Minimum Wage would also be raised from GH¢ 7.00 to GH¢ 8.00, with effect from January 2016.


In response to the call from unionised workers for government to implement the Category two and three aspects of the Single Spine Pay Policy, Hon. Iddrisu said the demand was legitimate and that, that aspect of the Pay Policy had been reviewed with the Fair wages and Salaries commission and its implementation would be worked on from January 2016.


He, however, expressed concern about some employers who would not pay their employees their due wages when there was an increment and urged all employers to furnish the Employment and Labour Relations Ministry with the necessary documentation and pay slips of their staff to enable the Ministry confirm the wages being paid.


The Minister cautioned all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) to always seek clearance and ensure to get it from the Ministry of Finance before making new entries into the pay system as any MDA which was found liable would be dealt with.


Mr Iddrisu disclosed that about ninety per cent of the striking nurses have been paid their allowances due them and urged the Psychiatric Nurses to call off the strike, noting that government has decided not to pay striking workers.


Source: ISD (Chantal Aidoo)

Created: 08 October 2015
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