MELR Sets Up Advisory Group To Review Pay Systems In Ghana













An advisory group has been set up to review the Single Spine Salary Structure and fashion out the way forward towards its implementation. The Advisory Group was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah on 2nd November, 2017.

Among its terms of reference, the Advisory Group is mandated to examine and review the current pay system, examine and review issues of productivity across sectors, examine the sustainability of the pay system, examine and review the total Pension Scheme System, particularly the Second Tier System,  identify other best practices of the pay system in other jurisdictions around the world worthy of adoption, make proposals and recommendations with the view to addressing the gaps in the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) and strengthening the Public Sector Pay System and also address any other matters considered relevant to the subject matter.

The Advisory Group is chaired by the Hon. Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko- Brobbey who believes that the Committee would also be able to find solutions to emerging challenges on the labour front.

The members of the Committee are Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister of Finance; Dr. Alhassan Iddrisu, Ministry of Finance; Mrs Eva Addo, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and Rev. Brenda Osei-Kofi, Ghana Statistical Service, all representing the government side. Organised Labour is represented by Dr Kwabena Otoo, Trades Union Congress; Mr J.N.O. Ankrah, Civil & Local Government Staff Association of Ghana, Mr K. Ahenekwa-Quarshie, Ghana National Association of Teachers; and Mr Kenneth Koomson, Ghana Federation of Labour. Others are Dr. Benjamin Amoah representing the Bank of Ghana, and Dr William Baah Boateng from the University of Ghana.


Mapping and Migration

Mapping is the process of placing individual jobholders in an institution on the Single Spine Grade Structure based on established guidelines

Notes on the Single Spine

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and labour unions, associations, institutions :