Labour Minister

The Minister for Employment and Labor Relations – Labour Minister, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, has uncovered that the public authority will this year, increase the 4% compensation for public sector laborers to 7 percent.

“We had to negotiate with the leadership of organised labour and in the process we had to agree that we also had to be modest in our request on the national kitty.

“That is how we ended at the 4%. Mr President, the beautiful thing is that we are moving on and we had agreed that coming into this current year the 4 per cent will no longer exist and that we are going to give lecturers a 7 per cent increment,” he said while speaking at the the 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi on Tuesday January 4, an event that was attended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The public authority had before last year, expanded compensation by 4%, a choice that was intensely gone against by worker’s guilds including GNAT.

The associations were requiring a higher rate increase.

The President of GNAT, Ms Philipa Larsen, was accounted for to have said after the addition that “We are calling on the President; otherwise, there would be no peace, and the country would become ungovernable,” she warned.

According to her, “the current system of remuneration in the public sector is not fair; it favours some categories of office holders in the public service.”

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