The government has adjusted the salary of public sector workers by 23 percent. This follows the conclusion of negotiations on the 2024 base pay. Payment of the 23 percent adjustment took effect on January 1, this year.
The Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, has confirmed this to the media.
He said approval had already been given by the government for the payment of the 23 percent adjustment.
Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem indicated that the government had been very committed to the emoluments of public sector workers and that salaries had been paid not only in the right amount but on dates published for payment of salaries.
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department publishes the dates of payments for the salaries of public sector workers at the beginning of every year. Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem said the government is very committed to upholding workers’ interests and has never failed to pay salaries, even when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020.
Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem said the government had done it’s bit and that it was expected that public sector workers would work hard to help stabilize the economy.
Some members of organized labor have confirmed the payment of the 23 percent increase in base pay by the government.
The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) confirmed the payment of the base pay.
The General Secretary of the union, Mark Dankyira Korankye, who confirmed this to the Daily Graphic, said his outfit had so far not received any complaint whatsoever from its rank and file regarding the payment.
The government last year increased the base pay on the Single-Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) by 30 percent across the board. That is the biggest increment organized labor has secured out of negotiations with the government since 2010, when the government increased the base pay by 20 percent and by the same margin in 2011.
The 30 percent increment in base pay last year also brought an end to the cost of living allowance (COLA) of 15 percent, which the government paid public sector workers between July and December last year.

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