Public sector workers salary has been increased by 12% as it was reported last year. This comes after the government in consultation with the Fair Wages and Salary commission held a meeting on the need to increase the salary of public sector workers at the beginning of the new year, 2020.
Thebbcghana.com confirmed this from the office of the Controller and Accountant Generals Department when we heard the news somewhere last year. Upon the validation list that came from the CAGD, there has been an increase in the salary of public workers as earlier reported by thebbcghana.com
Last year, the ruling government hinted that, public sector workers will from January next year enjoy an increment of 12 percent in their base pay. According to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), the decision was made after a meeting with various labour unions.
Speaking to Rebecca Bentie who is the thebbcghana.com‘s Ashanti Regional Correspondent, Chief Executive of the FWSC, Dr. Edward Kwapong said the announcement is in line with their mandate.
“Pay levels has been increased by 12 percent for all public service workers. It takes care of the cost of living, it takes care of their contribution to the cost of living, consumer price index and all that. Several factors go into determining the rates that we carve year after year.”
“We know that following the introduction of the Single Pay Policy, we have created or set up a platform called the Public Services Joint Standing Negotiation Committee where government, being the biggest employer meets with Organised Labour that is TUC and the affiliate unions as well as professional associations to determine the base pay year after year so, we put together a committee from both sides and then we work out what should be the minimum.”