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Base Pay of Government Workers To Increase By 7% – Employment Minister Declears

The Minister of Employment and Labour  Relation,  Hon Ignatus Baffour Awuah has uncovered a seven percent increment in the base pay of public sector workers for the year 2022.

According to him, the four percent which was announced earlier in 2021 will be increased to 7 percent.

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He made this pronouncement in his speech at the 90th-anniversary ceremony of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi.

“In return, we had to negotiate with the leadership of Organised Labour, and in the process, we had to agree that we had to be modest in our request on the national kitty. The beautiful thing is that we are moving on, and we had agreed that coming into this current year, the 4 percent will no longer exist and that we are going to give workers 7 percent which is an increment. It is my hope and belief that things begin to work better for the economy of our country, so we can give our workforce a better remuneration we can actually be proud of,” Mr. Awuah said.

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Back in 2021, a coalition made up of public sector workers insisted and  protested that the four and seven per cent increment is woefully inadequate for their survival.

Following the awful negotiations by the Labour Union as pronounced by the group, they bitterly lamented that the leadership of TUC which is supposed to seek the interest of government workers had now become the mouthpiece of the government.

Ignatius Baffour Awuah said the increment will take immediate effect.

Source: Honestynewsgh.com

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