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EDUCATION

Gov’t grants 23% salary increment to public sector workers- full details

The government has granted a 23 percent
salary increment to public sector workers for
the year 2024.

This was announced by the Minister for
Employment and Labour Relations lgnatious
Baffuor Awuah in Accra on Tuesday,
November 14.

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This decision, he said was arrived at taking
into consideration the current economic
situation in the country.

The salary increment will cover January to
June, 2024 while another increment of 2
percent will be implemented for between July to December, 2024.

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The Minister also announced an increment in
the daily minimum wage from GHS14.88 to
GHS18.15.

He said “At the end of our negotiations at the
tripartite level, we agreed that the minimum
wage be reviewed upwards by 22 percent,
from 14.88 Cedis to 18.15 Cedis.
“Subsequently, the public sector joint
negotiations committee between all unions
within the public space under the single spine and the government also entered into
negotiations to determine the national base
pay.

Gov't grants 23% salary increment to public sector

“l am happy to report to you that a few
minutes after a very difficult meeting, taking
the current state of the economy into consideration and also taking into
consideration the agreement that as a nation
we have with the IMF in making sure that we
stay on course in achieving all the targets
that we have set to achieve for ourselves, and to also get all the benchmarks right, we have concluded that the national based pay by increased by 23 percent between January 1,2024, to 31st June 2024 and subsequently an additional 2 percent increment will be added to the 23 percent making it 25 percent from July to December 2024.”

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