Gov’to consider punctuality in salary negotiations

The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah said his ministry will recommend to organised labour and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to consider punctuality as an important factor in salary negotiations for public sector workers from 2018.

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This reduces productivity in the sector.

To address this issue the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah has disclosed that his ministry will recommend to organised labour and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to consider punctuality as an important factor in salary negotiations for public sector workers from 2018.

“In that vein, it’ll be appropriate to introduce the clock in and out machines to monitor attendance and to instil discipline at the workplace. Though that may not be enough, it can to some extent curb the menace” he said.

Baffour Awuah was speaking to the media at the endorsement of the Punctuality Ghana Campaign held in Accra.

He admitted that one of the major challenges facing the public sector is indiscipline and the lack of respect for time.

He added that there was a need for such a campaign to reorient Ghanaians.

“Respect for time and productivity has been the watchword of President Akuffo-Addo as he entreats all of us to have respect for time especially at the work place in order to increase productivity for national development,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Director at the ministry Sammy-Longman Attakumah urged participants to “shut the door on late comers” as it showed they had no respect for the others who came on time.

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