Govt, Labour agree 12.5% pay rise for workers
PUBLIC workers across all sectors are to enjoy a 12.5 percent pay rise effective January 2017, a communiqué issued in Accra yesterday declared.
Negotiations for salary adjustments have been ongoing for some time now.
The Public Sector Joint Negotiation Committee concluded discussions on the base pay increment and arrived at the rate.
The Public Sector Joint Negotiation Committee comprises Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations all representing government and Organised Labour and Associations on the other hand took part in the negotiations
Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) Mr George Smith-Graham signed the Communiqué on behalf of government whilst the Secretary-General of Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, signed on behalf of Organised Labour and Associations.