Public sector workers to enjoy 23% pay rise in 2024
The government has given its approval for a 23% increment in the base pay of all public sector workers within the Single Spine Salary Structure. This decision was reached after extensive negotiations with Organized Labour.
Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, announced that the adjustment will come into effect from January 1, 2024, until June 2024. Additionally, there will be a further increase in the base pay from July 2024 to December 2024, bringing the total increment to 25%.
The minimum wage will also be reviewed upwards by 22%, resulting in an average increase from 14.88 to GH18.15. The national base pay will witness a 23% rise between February 1, 2024, and June 30, 2024. Subsequently, an additional 2% increment will be implemented, resulting in a total increase of 25% from July to December 2024.
Dr. Yaw Baah, the Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress, expressed optimism on behalf of Organized Labour regarding the diligent implementation of the government’s decision.
The Deputy Minister of Finance emphasized the government’s commitment to improving the well-being of public sector workers.
It is worth noting that Organized Labour initially demanded a 60% increase in the base pay for all levels in the 2023 fiscal year. However, after several meetings, the government agreed to a 30% increase in the base pay within the Single Spine Salary Structure, effective from January 1, 2023.