Pay Rise Government increases minimum wage

The increment takes effect in January 2017. Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Haruna Iddrisu called on all employers and institutions implement it when the time comes for it to be implemented.

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Public servants will have a 10 percent salary increase from January 2017. This was announced by the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Haruna Iddrisu on Wednesday.

In January 2016 the government increased the minimum wage to GH8. This means that the minimum wage would increase to GH8.80 in January 2017.

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The increase was agreed on after a meeting was held between the national tripartite committee. This committee is made up of representatives from the Ghana Employers Association (GEA), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), other labour unions and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (representing government).

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According to Accra-based Citi Fm, Haruna Iddrisu called on all employers and institutions to adhere to the new wage when the time comes for it to be implemented.

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