The Secretary Common of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr. Yaw Baah has thanked the federal government for the 30 per cent wage increment for public sector staff.
He stated though they had been anticipating a lot increased than that, the 30 per cent will assist labour to work laborious to return the financial system to the place it was previous to the Covid outbreak.
Talking after the announcement of the increment in Accra on Thursday January 12, he stated “Though the 30 per centis not what ideally we wished, it would create that chance for us to talk one language and work collectively to ensure our nation recovers to the place we had been earlier than the Covid.
“On behalf of my individuals, I’ll wish to say an enormous thanks to authorities for this provide, we’re very grateful.”
The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta additionally thanked labour organizations for cooperating with the federal government to reach on the 30 per cent wage increment.
He acknowledged that the federal government was curious about making certain peace inside the labour entrance therefore, the 30 per cent increment.
On Thursday January 12, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour-Awuah introduced the increment in a gathering with labour unions.
The increment took impact January 1, 2023.
Mr Baffuor -Awuah stated “Since August final 12 months, we began assembly to find out the bottom pay for 2023.
“This was after in July, we had labored collectively to grant a COLA of 15 per cent, being a aid for hardships that the Ghanaian employee was enduring. It was our hope to have accomplished this negotiation by December 2022.
“Sadly, we weren’t in a position to end however fortunately, at this time, we’ve labored collectively to return to a conclusion.
“I’m glad to announce the end result of our engagements. The bottom pay has been elevated by 30% for the 2023 monetary 12 months.
“The efficient date is 1st January 2023. As I stated this brings to an finish the 2022 COLA of 15% of base pay wage.”
Addressing the gathering after the announcement, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta stated “As I discussed it will take a toll on the price range, however we’re assured that we’d improve productiveness and the dedication that we each have given to one another to ensure that there is peace on this nation as we take a look at pension and labour points. I feel we’ve come to satisfying conclusion.
“I actually will wish to thank all of you to your dedication to that. Fiscal implications, after all, we should work with that however actually, the problem of peaceable atmosphere for us to work is one thing that we treasure, we actually applaud you for that.
“There are lots of issues that we’ve to do and we actually encourage that we proceed with this sense of unity going ahead and if, as a individuals, we proceed to talk the identical language then there can be nothing that can be unimaginable for us to do.”
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