The evidence provided by the various teacher unions in our investigation into whether the government will be able to keep its commitments in this precarious economic climate indicated that as of October 30, 2022, no inputs had been made for the Professional Development Allowance (PDA) to be paid.
However, a deep-pocketed source for Educand Ghana can categorically state that the 2022 teachers’ professional allowances would be paid this month (November) as input has been made at the Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD).
According to the National Tripartite Committee (NTC), the minimum wage in Ghana has been increased from 13.53% to 14.88% in 2023.
Because of this, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has invited officials from the government and labor unions to base pay discussions, which will start on November 17, 2022.
According to research by Educand Ghana, given the country’s economic turmoil, public sector employees have substantially higher expectations.
The salary increment for 2021 and 2022 which was 4% and 7% respectively generated a lot of controversies because it was comparatively the lowest since its introduction. Therefore, the majority expect a higher increase in annual base pay in 2023.
It is worthy of note that the 15% cost of living allowances (COLA) being enjoyed by public sector workers have been maintained and will continue to be paid till further notice. Read the Full Article HERE.