Gov’t Increases Minimum Wage by 14.5%

moneyThe tripartite committee has  increased the minimum wage by about 14.5%. In 2013, the minimum wage was GHc 5.24. the agreed new minimum wage is Ghc6. The increase represents about 14.5 percent.

There’s however a stalemate between Government and Labour over the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). It is an allowance which is paid at a go toward cushioning labour against economic pressures.

The Government has proposed a 5% increment in the COLA but the latter insists on a 10% increase.

The tripartite committee is expected to meet deep into the night to agree a compromise figure.

Labour had threatened to roll out drastic actions against the Government if it had frozen wage increments for 2014 as hinted by the Finance Minister months ago. Labour said Government needed to announce a new minimum wage before Thursday, May Day.

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