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Possible Good News for Those Earning Below the Minimum Wage

As many Ghanaians have been seriously waiting and expecting, the shell has finally been broken and clarification has been given on the increment in the National Daily Minimum Wage.

According to Dr. Yaw Baah, the General Secretary of the Ghana Union Congress (GTUC), there has been a 6% increment in the National Daily Minimum Wage and this will only affect those whose salaries are below the ¢12.53 per day belt. Such individuals should definitely expect to see changes starting from Friday, 4th June, 2021.

It should once again be noted that, this does not affect every worker, sorry to say. For those who are above the belt, they can internally sit with their bosses to negotiate for some salary increment.

This development is an aftermath of a meeting held on Thursday, 3rd June, 2021 in Accra to ascertain the National Daily Minimum Wage in view of 2021 to 2022. For 2022, it should be expected that the wage will be set at ¢13.53, which would be a 2% addition on that of 2021.

There is a divide in the view of some workers as to the level of increase. Dr. Baah, admits to the slit nature of the increment as against expectations from the meeting. His reason for this was anchored on the current brassy nature of the economic situation in the country. He counts on the members of the TUC to appreciate and bare with this for now.

Currently the two primary concern of GTUC as part of their mandate, is to ensure that Employees maintain their current job positions and those who are looking for jobs will get jobs to do. He foresees a future where Ghana will switch from minimum wages to living wages which will allow the Ghanaian, with their spouse and at least two children to live a normal life.

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