After the much anticipated Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) was paid by the government in August, other public sector workers have been asking about the 2023 base pay negotiation. The latest update was revealed by Thomas T. Musah, the General Secretary of GNAT. Speaking on GNAT Hour, a program hosted by Angel FM, on 3rd September 2023 via phone call, he revealed that 30% salary increase is what they are negotiating for in 2023.
Transfers of teachers are a normal phenomenon. However, there are three (3) main payroll issues you could suffer after taking a transfer from a former school to a new school. Though these payroll issues are not supposed to happen in a normal situation, all things being equal, public school teachers normally face some payroll issues out of no fault of theirs, since the functioning of the system is not that normal.
It has been over a week now the four teacher Unions declared an indefinite strike action over cost of living allowances. The unions haven't yet change their position on the demand and are set to meet government representatives today to see the way forward. Interesting report coming from the quarters of the teachers indicates that apart from the cost of living allowances they are demanding to cushion them in the face of the high cost of living currently in the country, they also indeed want salary reforms.
Following ongoing strike action by teachers and other organized labour demand for Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA). This article seeks to delve into the salary histories since single spine started in 2009 to 2022. According to the compilation, the late Professor John Evans Atta-Mills instituted a 200 percent to 500 percent salary increase for public sector employees from 2009 to 2010.
Nana salary plus ex-gratia after four years is Ghc2,269,296 while school need Ghc357,889 for feeding
At this juncture, let’s all agree to give the whole country to the IMF to manage, no need to elect any incompetent government again. It’s becoming obvious that we Africans are incapacitated in mind to make ourselves better. This is the bitter truth!
In the spirit of discovering the salary of Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the Office of the Presidency, Oliver Barker has done some serious research which dates back into the administration of the Late President, John Evans Atta Mills and Former President John Dramani Mahama.
Another document from the office of the Auditor General department pointing into some abnormalities in monetary handling in Ghana Export Promotion Authority over some unearned salary of GH$36,462.00 for a period of ten (10) months. So basically Mr Kwadwo Adubofour was taking salaries and allowances at Ghana Export Promotion Authority and the same time taking allowances and another salary at the ministry of Trade and industry.
The Ashanti regional minister, Honorable Simon Osei Mensah has dropped some revelations about the kind of salary John Dramani Mahama receives at the end of each month. Speaking on Okay FM this morning, the minister made it clear that John Dramani Mahama receives consolidated salary every month.
This is a question many teachers have been asking themselves on all pro teacher platforms. I wish to attempt answering upon a little in-depth research I have done. Per some consultations with old Educationists, Ghana had a shortage of teaching staff so there was a policy to recruit individuals who were not qualified to teach into the system to close that wide gap.
The Controller and Accountant General Department has released notice that it has suspended the salaries of some workers. A letter released reads as follows; As a result of the Quality Assurance and other validation processes undertaken by Controller and Accountant General Department, there has been the need to suspend the payment of September 2022 salaries to some employees whose bank names are mis-matched on the GoG payroll system whiles others had invalid bank account numbers on the system.
Information arriving from the Controller's Office and General Accountants Administration (CAGD) indicates that newly deployed teachers who were part of the third batch of biometric enrollment will be paid during the October payroll. For which the deduction of five(5) months was cut off due to the assumption of Duty date which was sent to Controller's Office and General Accountants from Ghana Education Service (G.E.S) after the payment of the 2nd batch of Newly training teachers.
The Controller and Accountant General Department activated the ESPV validation portal for July yesterday, around 12:57pm. Following that, head of institutions are to validate their workers for salaries to be paid to them. This article seeks to highlight when to expect July Salary and give an update on the agree Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).
We rent accomodation and eat every day but have not received salary for 6 months now - Teacher group
The coalition of newly recruited teachers, a group in Ghana Education Service (GES) says they rent accomodation and eat everyday but have not received salaries for the past six months. According to the leader of the group, Mr Augustine Appiah, who spoke to Citi News, life is becoming unbearable for them considering the economic hardship in which the country is presently facing, and the fact that they have not received any salary since their recruitment by the Ghana Education Service.
Cars belonging to the Ghana Education Service (GES) have been ceased in koforidua to settle salary arrears of group of teachers after a Judgement debt awarded in their favour from 2012 to 2016. According to ,TV3 news, the three vehicles that were ceased includes that of the GES Regional Director.
The National Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Unoversities' of Ghana, Mr Isaac Donkor has challenged the CEO of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to block their salaries for resorting to strike action stating that they "dare him on his claims' According to Mr Isaac Donkor, they had foreknowledge that the COE of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has given a warning that if they declare a strike action, he will make sure their salaries are not paid.
Ghanaian teachers have reacted massively to a communique by the government of Rwanda on salary increment of teachers. That statement by Rwanda's government said, "The ministry of communication is pleased to announce that, following the cabinet meeting on 29th July 2022, which discuss strategies to improve the welfare of teachers including access to finance, promoting the quality of education in public and government-aided schools and TVET, the following decisions have been taken:
All Teachers Alliance Ghana (ATAG) opined that teacher unions should have pushed for a 15% salary increment with the government instead of the 15% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) that was given to them. Their argument follows the acceptance of a 15% cost of living allowance by the Teachers Union to call off the strike.
Rwanda has increased the salaries of primary school teachers by 88 percent, while its secondary school teachers receive a payment increase of 40 percent, effective August 2022. The Rwandan government announced the increment as part of its earlier promised program to increase the quality of life for teachers.
If the Akufo-Addo administration accepts a 20 percent pay raise for public sector employees, according to labour analyst Austin Gammey, it will suffer. The government-agreed 15 percent Cost of Living Allowance, which will expire in December 2022, is to be replaced by a 20 percent salary increase for public sector employees.
Ghanaians especially those who work in the public sectors have complained for years over unfair salary structure in the country.l and pensions. The public servants outcry over meagre salaries and pensions as against the fat and favourable payment for Article 71 office holders has reached a level that the public servants seems to be getting tired of it.