SINGLE SPINE WORKERS TO RECEIVE SALARY INCREASE

BY AFIA NYARKO ASARE
Government has started moves to address salary disparities in the public sector after nearly a decade of implementing the single spine salary structure.
The move when completed will ensure that workers on the single spine salary structure enjoy higher salary increases than those outside the single spine.
The change to improve the equity in salary administration among the country’s public sector workers is expected to take place later this year.
This was revealed by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, in the 2019 mid-budget review last month.
“It has been observed that Entities that are not on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) and already having higher salaries, continue to enjoy higher salary adjustment annually than their counterparts on the SSSS. This has the tendency of widening the salary disparities in the public sector,” Ofori-Atta said.
The SSSS is one of the major components of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP) introduced by the government, with implementation starting in 2010, to regulate the payment of public service workers especially those under Article 190 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
Halfway through the year, expenditure on wages and salaries amounted to ¢17,212.9 million, about 1.0% higher than the target of ¢17,041.9 million.
Source: Goldstreetbusiness.com

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