The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) requires the Equal Salaries and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to begin talks on minimum pay for 2021 immediately.
In 2019, the Government raised the base wage for the Single Spine Compensation System by 12 percent across the board for 2020.
This raised the average from 9.10 GH per day in 2019 to 10.19 GH per day in 2020.
Speaking to Citi News, NAGRAT President Angel Carbonu, who regretted the weak conditions of service for public sector employees, said the existing economic woes called for a twenty-five percent raise in base pay for 2021.
“We call on the Equal Salaries and Salaries Commission and the Public Sector Joint Bargaining Committee as a whole to come together soon to discuss the base pay for 2021. As a group, we will not shy away from saying that looking at the economic condition and the problems that Ghana’s teachers face, we will negotiate the base salary for 2021 with a rise of 21 percent. NAGRAT is also calling on all stakeholders to plan a conference to discuss this.
Mr. Carbonu has called for a review of the transition grants to teachers.
“Somebody’s just saying that when you’re under 50 kilometers away, you don’t get any transition grants. I don’t know who agreed on it, the employees didn’t negotiate it. Staff are moved without packets of lodging. Someone is adding a peculiar clause. We want to figure out who did that, and why it was because it appears like employees are being abused.