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New daily minimum wage of GHC12.53 takes effect today

Minimum wage

The 2021 National Daily Minimum Wage has been increased by six per cent to GHC12.53 effective 4 June, an official statement said.

This is in pursuance to the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) section 113 (1) (a), and comes after concluded negotiations by the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) on the determination of the National Daily Minimum Wage.

The negotiations also concluded on the 2022 National Daily Minimum Wage. It pegged the 2022 minimum wage which is to take effect on January 1, 2022 at GHC13.53.

“In determining the new rates, the NTC took into account the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the national economy, cost of living, sustainability of businesses and desirability of attaining high level of employment,” a communiqué said.

The committee urged all organisations paying below the minimum wage to ensure that they adjust their wages in accordance with the new wage, warning that organisations that flout the new rate will be duly sanctioned.

Below is the communique:

Fred Dzakpata

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