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Base pay for 2012 is 18 per cent higher than 2011


Accra , March 1, GNA - The Public Services Joint Standing Negotiation Committee (PSJSNC) has concluded discussions on the base pay for the Public Service, a statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission said on Thursday.

  The base pay, which is the minimum pay on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), is set above the Minimum Wage.

        Referring to a communiqué released at the end of the negotiations, the statement said  the 2012 Base Pay represents an 18 per cent increase over the 2011 Base Pay of GH¢4.10 which comes to GHC4.48.
         It said the effective date of implementation of the 2012 Single Spine Salary Structure is 1st January, 2012 and payment of the new salary would be effected at the end of April, 2012.
     It further explained that payment of arrears for the three (3) months of January, February and March, 2012 would be effected in August, 2012.
      The statement said, Mr. Kofi Asamoah,  Vice Chairman of PSJSNC who led the negotiations on behalf of organized labour expressed gratitude to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC)  and government team in general for the cordial manner in which the negotiations were coordinated.
          Mr. George Smith-Graham, Chief Executive of FWSC expressed appreciation for the cooperation of all stakeholders, while Mr Antwi Boasiako Sekyere, Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare also applauded all parties for their relentless efforts during the negotiation process.
         The Public Services Joint Standing Negotiation Committee comprises Government, represented by the FWSC, Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning and Employment and Social Welfare on one hand and Organized Labour, Associations and Institution on the other.

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