The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has called for the Consolidation of salaries and allowance of public sector workers which will help complement pension payments.
According to the General Manager of Operations, Kingsley Adjei Manu they have realized that salaries of public sector workers are insignificant as compared to allowances. As a result merging public sector workers’ salaries and allowance will be beneficial to the workers.
This was revealed at the stakeholder’s engagement between the leadership of the Trade union Congress (TUC) and the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
Joshua Ansah has indicated that it has emerged that 87% of public sector workers earn less than ¢3000 as a monthly salary.
“We need an overhaul of public sector wages and we need it now. It appears that over 80% of us retire with peanuts as our pensions. Many of our colleagues who have retired are either dead or in abject poverty. This can’t go on and that’s the reason why we are welcoming SSNIT’s engagement with us”, the deputy director of TUC Joshua Ansah said.