An end-of-year staff retreat was held Friday, December 23, 2022, at the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission. The special guest was the Board Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Yaw Owusu Nimako. The meeting was chaired by Chief Executive Ing. Benjamin Arthur.

The CEO commended staff for their immense contribution and hard work throughout the year. He also itemized the successes chalked by the Commission which include the speedy resolution of issues relating to thirteen (13) strike actions and the engagement of twenty-five (25) Trade Unions to ensure industrial harmony. The CEO further stated that the Commission exceeded its targeted number of concluded negotiations, having successfully engaged 21 Unions/Associations instead of the initial target of 10 Unions/Associations. He also highlighted some achievements of the Performance Management Directorate, particularly developing a blueprint for linking pay to productivity and the digitalization project which is being done in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President and the Public Services Commission. He also commended staff for their punctuality and praised the implementation of a Performance Management and Rewards system in FWSC.

Ing. Arthur also announced that during the year, the Salaries Administration Directorate was able to complete re-evaluation and migration of fifteen (15) Public Service Institutions and review of salary/grade/structures and placement for forty-nine (49) Public Service Institutions.

He also announced that the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (RME) had completed the classification of public service institutions, using the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) coding system. The RME Directorate has also recently concluded works with the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) on allowances for Public Sector Boards and Governing Councils.

He informed staff about his expectations in 2023, which include FWSC staff setting the tone for linking pay to Productivity, intensifying payroll monitoring in the public sector, supporting the SOEs in Collective Bargaining processes, linking pay to productivity, continuous labour negotiations and purchase of equipment and vehicles. He finally admonished staff to work harder in 2023.

The Board Chairman of the Commission indicated that he was satisfied with the job done by the staff and management of the Commission. He further stressed the need for staff to work harder than the previous years “we must justify the resources given us by working hard”, he said.


Awards were handed to some staff members.

They were;

Mr. Rodick Dadzie, Most Punctual Staff, Mr. Emmanuel Akuoko  Behaved Staff, Finally Mr. Cletus Anafo the Most Hard working staff member.

Mr. Aguadze, a former driver of the Ex- Chief Executive received an award for his selfless commitment to the commission.