Stakeholders to determine whether single spine salary structure should be maintained or not – Ignatuis Bafour


The minister of Employment and Labour Relations Mr. Ignatius Bafour Awuah has disclosed that stakeholders are to discuss whether the single spine salary Structure SSSS) policy should be maintained or reviewed.

According to Mr. Bafour, the stakeholders at the ongoing labour conference will be centering their discussions on whether single spine salary structure implementation should be maintained.

Speaking during the ceremony on Monday 28th February 2022, at Kwahu in the Eastern Region, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Mr. Ignatuis Bafour Awuah made it clear whether the policy has achieved its success or not will be the major thing to consider.

“Usually, on annual basis, members of the public sector during negotiations committee will meet and negotiate on the agreeable limit of increment. When so done it cuts across and you do not have any individual group coming to you to negotiate.” Mr. Awuah said

“So anytime you hear of any industrial action within the public space it is not not about base pay, it is rather about some condition of service which is peculiar to that particular organization.”

“But with that of general increment we have always had smooth application of that. But I must admit, of late we have had calls made to us by some organizations that they want to opt out. This conference will look at it as to whether or not the single spine has actually lived its purpose, whether we should maintain it or whether we should make changes in its applications.” he noted

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