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General News of Friday, 30 August 2019

Source: starrfmonline.com

Daily minimum wage increased to GH¢11.82

Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Employment and Labour Relations Minister Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Employment and Labour Relations Minister

The National Tripartite Committee (NTC) has announced that effective January 1, 2020 the National Daily Minimum Wage (NDMW) in Ghana has increased to GH¢11.82.

It is an 11 per cent increase from GH¢10.65 figure for 2019.

According to the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the new NDMW should be tax-exempt.

He advised all establishments, institutions and organisations to adjust their wages accordingly, warning those flouting the law will be dealt with.The Minister also announced that the government and organised labour had agreed that the current base pay on the Single Spine Salary Structure should be increased by 12 per cent across board for the year 2020 at the existing pay point relativity of 1.7 per cent.He said the base pay, therefore, had been increased from GH¢9.10 per day in 2019 to GH¢10.19 in 2020.That also, he said, takes effect from January 1, 2020.

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