Base pay goes up by 11 percent

Social partners made up of the government, labour unions and employers have agreed to an 11 per cent increase in the base pay on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

They have also agreed to maintain the incremental steps on the 25-level structure at 1.7 per cent.

The 11 per cent increase in the base pay of 2017, which is GH¢7.45, puts the base pay at GH¢8.27 for the year 2018.

These agreements were reached at a meeting of the Public Services Joint Standing Negotiating Committee (PSJSNC) last Tuesday.

A statement signed by the Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Mr George Smith-Graham, who represented the government and the Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, who represented labour unions and associations, said the increase was arrived at and agreed to by the parties.

The SSSS began in 2010 with a base pay of GH¢3.42 and a relativity of 1.7 per cent.

It was increased by 20 per cent in 2011 to GH¢4.10.

The 2012 base pay of GH¢4.48 represented an 18 per cent increase over the 2011 base pay of GH¢4.10.

In 2013, the base pay was increased by 10 per cent, making it GH¢ 5.32.

The PSJSNC in 2014 agreed to the payment of a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to be paid in lieu of an increase in the base pay.

The COLA represented a 10 per cent increase over the 2013 basic salary and was paid monthly from May 2014.

The partners agreed to a 13 per cent increase for the year 2015 and a 10 per cent increase for 2016.

In 2017, the PSJSNC increased the base pay by 12.5 per cent.

In all the negotiations, the pay point relativities were maintained at 1.7 per cent because the structure was a new one being implemented and partners did not want to widen the levels on the structure.

The partners have also always intended to bridge the gap between the National Daily Minimum Wage (NDMW) and the base pay on the SSSS.

However, since the implementation of the SSSS, that has not been achieved.

The base pay of GH¢8.27 for the year 2018 is below the NDMW of GH¢9.68, which is also to take effect from January 1, 2018.

The NDMW is the least wage below which no employer pays a worker in Ghana, while the base pay is the last pay point on the SSSS.

Background

The PSJSNC is provided for in Section 101 (1) of the Labour Act 2003 (Act 651) for the negotiations of issues relating to the conditions of service of workers.

It is made up of the FWSC, representing the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the Ministry of Finance on one hand, and a representative each of all the more than 31 unions and associations, led by the TUC secretary-general.

The base pay is the minimum pay on the SSSS, while the relativity is the percentage differentials between the successive pay points on the structure.

credit:myjoyonline.com

Publish on Apt

Do you have any Social, informational, educational or entertaining stuff that should be featured on www.aptnewsghana.com?

Please submit your stories, pictures, and videos to us via WhatsApp: +233548388489 or click on the icon on your screen. Alternatively, email us: aptnewsghana@gmail.com

RSS APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest news releases related to Africa

  • BGI Releases 1st Panoramic Atlases of Life May 26, 2022
    International scientists led by China’s BGI•Research (https://en.Genomics.cn/) released the world’s first panoramic spatial atlases of life on May 4, examining the cellular dynamics of organisms at different developmental stages and providing potentially significant new information for disease treatment, development and aging, and an improved understanding of biological evolution. In a series of studies published in […]
  • Paul Eardley-Taylor to Drive Investment Narrative at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 May 26, 2022
    Download logoEnergy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) is proud to announce that Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Oil and Gas, Standard Bank, will be speaking at West Africa’s official energy event, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022. Taking place from September 1-2 in Dakar, Senegal, the conference represents the official meeting place for the MSGBC region’s […]
  • Fintech Startup Grey Partners with Payments Company Cellulant for East Africa Expansion May 26, 2022
    Grey (https://bit.ly/grey-reg-pc) has announced the launch of its service to East Africa starting with Kenya in partnership with Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io). Its products, including foreign bank accounts, instant currency exchange, and international money transfers, are now available to Kenyan residents who sign up on Grey. In partnership with Cellulant, Grey (https://bit.ly/grey-reg-pc) has expanded its services into […]
  • Radio News Release (Soundbite): APO Group partners with the Catholic Church in Africa to provide comprehensive Public Relations support towards greater pastoral effectiveness May 26, 2022
    Listen to the soundbiteDownload the soundbiteAPO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), today announced a working partnership aimed at providing extensive Media and Public Relations support to the Catholic Church in Africa (Holy See) (www.Vatican.va). By working […]
  • Trina Solar Wins its Eighth Consecutive “Top Performer” May 26, 2022
    Trina Solar (www.TrinaSolar.com) has once again been placed as a “Top Performer” 2022 among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a world-renowned third-party reliability testing laboratory, after months of rigorous testing. This is the eighth recognition in a row, making Trina Solar the solar company with the most wins. It highlights Trina Solar’s […]
  • Photo News Release: APO Group partners with the Catholic Church in Africa to provide comprehensive Public Relations support towards greater pastoral effectiveness May 26, 2022
    The picture below is copyright free and can be used at will, without asking for authorizationDownload the photo in High Definition: https://www.africa-newsroom.com/files/download/deda1795fe4b3eaAPO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), today announced a working partnership aimed at providing extensive […]
  • APO Group partners with the Catholic Church in Africa to provide comprehensive Public Relations support towards greater pastoral effectiveness May 26, 2022
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXEMjfQy8Fw&w=854&h=480]APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), today announced a working partnership aimed at providing extensive Media and Public Relations support to the Catholic Church in Africa (Holy See) (www.Vatican.va). By working with the SECAM, the […]
  • Six Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Developments to Watch in West Africa May 26, 2022
    The theme for this year’s MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Conference & Exhibition is, ‘The Future of Natural Gas: Growth Using Strategic Investment and Policymaking,’ in response to booming investor interest in recently discovered regional gas mega-reserves. With the energy transition a hot topic off the back of COP 26 and in the lead-up to […]
  • DLA Piper secures victory for the Republic of Guinea in multi-billion euro dispute with BSGR May 26, 2022
    Download logoDLA Piper (www.DLAPiper.com) has obtained a significant win for the Republic of Guinea in its multi-billion euro investment arbitration against BSGR. The arbitration concerned development rights over the world’s largest iron deposit, Simandou. In a landmark award issued on 18 May 2022, the ICSID tribunal rejected BSGR's claims in their entirety. BSGR, whose ultimate […]
  • Ecobank Transnational Incorporated holds its 34th AGM and Shareholders approve resolutions May 26, 2022
    Download logoEcobank Transnational Incorporated (“ETI”), the parent company of the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), the leading pan-African bank with operations across 33 African countries, today held its 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire. Alain Nkontchou, Chairman Ecobank Group said: “2021 was a transformational year for the Group and the Board is pleased […]