Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Minister has announced that public sector workers will enjoy a 7 per cent rise in their salaries.
He said the new increment will replace the 4% rise public sector workers enjoyed in 2021.
Speaking at the 90th-anniversary ceremony of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi, Ignatius Baffour Awuah said the increment will take immediate effect.
“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 per cent will no longer exist and that we are going to give workers 7 per cent 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.
In 2021, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) agreed on the base pay increments for public sector workers, as part of labour negotiations with the government.