Ferdinand | EducationGhana | January 13 | How Gov’t and Labour arrived at the 30% base pay at the 2023 Salary Negotiation
The government and Organised Labour concluded on a 30% Salary Increment for 2023 on January 12, 2023, after months of negotiation which started in late 2022.
On January 12,,2023, Organized d labour honoured the invitation by Fair Wages and Salaries commission to continue with the deliberation on the base pay._
Present at the meeting were the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations with his deputy, the Deputy Minister of Finance, and her team and the Chief Executive Officer for the Fair Wages and Commission.
The Minister for Employment opened the meeting and informed the house that the government was ready to offer 25% and labour also revised it position from 50% to 35%.
After several caucuses government side moved to 27% which was rejected by labour and labour also moved to 30% which happens to be the fallback that will never be revised.
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The meeting was joined by the Minister of Finance who pleaded with labour to accept 27% and later moved to 28.5%. After several discussions, it was agreed by both Government and labour to increase the base pay by 30%._
Therefore It is for the information of workers that the base pay for 2022 is increased by 30% for 2023.