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Government: We’ve not increased base pay to 15%

The Ministry of Finance says that reports of a 15% increase in base pay for staff of the Civil and Local Government Services are false

The Ministry of Finance has dismissed reports suggesting that the government has granted a 15% increase in base pay to public-sector workers or, indeed, any public-sector institution, under the Single Spine Salary Structure.

This follows media reports on the payment of a 15% interim premium to members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG).

A statement issued by the Finance Ministry said: “The attention of government has been drawn to media publications and agitations within the public domain in respect of this Ministry’s letter dated 12 July 2021 on the payment of … 15% interim premium to staff of the Civil and Local Government Services (CLOGSAG) [sic].

“These agitations, we believe, have arisen because the public considers the above-mentioned approval to be a new agreement. The Ministry of Finance wishes to clarify that this is not a new agreement as it has been in existence since 2016 and fully implemented in 2020 …

“We wish to reiterate that government has not granted any 15% increase in base pay to any public sector institution on the Single Spine Salary Structure and that the only adjustment on the Base Pay for the public service still remains the 4% for the 2021 financial year. Therefore no new agreement has been reached on the payment of premium,” the statement concluded.

Below is the full statement:

Fred Dzakpata

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