Single-column salary structure to be revised soon – Ministry of Labor

The government has hinted that there will be many commitments on the future of the single column wage structure.

Earlier this year, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission announced that there would be a review of the more than decade-old salary structure.

The government started implementing the Salary Policy in 2010 to regulate the payment of salaries for civil servants and also ensure better public sector remuneration.

Speaking on the review at the labor conference in Koforidua in the Eastern Region, Minister of Employment and Labor Relations Ignatius Baffuor Awuah said the future of wage policy will be soon determined.

“I have to admit that lately we’ve had calls from some organizations to pull out. We have other commitments to determine whether the single spine has exceeded its target or not, and whether we should maintain it or make any changes. changes.

Although it was well-intentioned for the good of public sector workers, analysts have called for a review because of the gaps and the burden it places on public spending.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), for example, has consistently called for a review of the Single Pay Structure (SSSS), claiming that it has failed to achieve its objective.

In 2019, the president of the National Association of Graduate Teachers, Angel Carbonu, called for a review of the policy, saying the policy had given the state the ability to take advantage of public sector workers.

“I don’t think in this country we pay more than we work. Rather I will say that in this country, the state takes advantage of the people and the state undermines the people who work to contribute to the development of our country… The average salary of a Ghanaian teacher is only $300 with some being paid under $300. , there are people making as little as $200,” he said.

William M. Mayer