Almost a decade since its implementation, organized labour is calling for a review of the Single Spine Salary Structure.
According to the General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU), Solomon Kotei the re-engineering should provide non-discriminatory and fair employee compensation.
The Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) was introduced by the Government and implemented in 2010, to regulate the payment of public service workers especially those under article 190 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
Speaking in an interview, on how outmoded the
Single Spine Salary Structure structure has been, Solomon Kotei said they will make a case for its re-engineering at this year’s tripartite meeting.
Meanwhile, at the 2018 May Day celebration, President Akufo-Addo said the government will review the single spine salary structure comparative to salary standards in the private sector, and international salary standards among other factors.
“As we seek to establish a world-class labour force comparable to any in the world, we must address the concerns of workers in the public sector over their remuneration. An inter-ministerial committee is being established by the Ministries of Employment and Labour Relations and Finance, to undertake the review of the single spine pay policy and make recommendations for implementation by government,” he added.