The public sector workers union (PSWU) is seeking a review of the Single spine salary structure to address the low remuneration of its members in the country.
According to the Public Sector workers Union, a review of the single spine salary structure policy will place public sector workers’ salaries at an expected position.
Speaking to Citi News, the General Secretary of the union Bernard Adjei explained that the single spine salary structure has outlived its purpose and there is a need for its review.
“Our expectation is that, the review of the Single Spine will bring levels to the space. Looking at the current economic circumstances and the living wage, there should be realistic wages and compensation to people for what they do. The Single Spine is missing the point. The truth is that, as it is now, it has outlived its relevance, and it doesn’t solve the issue of low pay.”
Mr. Bernard Adjei further noted that although the government has paid the Cost of Living Allowance COLA but it is insignificant because a lot of things have happened at the time it was negotiated and now. He said they will manage it and then look at negotiation for an increase in salaries that will help cushion workers.