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Gov't Hasn't Granted Any 15% Increase In Base Pay To Any Public Sector Institution -Finance Ministry


The Ministry of Finance has reiterated that government has not granted any 15% increase in base pay to any public sector institution on the Single Spine Salary Structure.


According to a communique sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, it said "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"


The statement also added that no new agreement has been reached on the payment of premium.


"The attention of government has been drawn to media publications and agitations within the public domain in respect of the Ministry's letter dated 12th July, 2021 on the payment of fifteen percent (15%) interim to staff of Civil and Local Government Services (CLOSAG)" it said.


The statement further hinted that the agitations, it believes have arisen because the public consider the above-mentioned approval to be a new agreement.


The Ministry of Finance wishes to clarify that it is not a new agreement as it has been in existence since 2016 and fully implemented in 2020.


The statement also hinted that since the interim premium of 15% is on the base pay adding that it has become necessary to do the relevant adjustments to reflect the negotiated 4% increase in the public sector base pay for the 2021 financial year.


Below is a copy of the press release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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