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05.01.2010 Business & Finance

C'ssion Assures Workers Of Payment Of Single Spine Salaries

By Daily Graphic
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The Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, has assured workers that the commission is committed to ensuring that the first payment of the Single Spine Salaries is made to them by June 2010.

Mr George Smith-Graham said although issuance of government’s White Paper on the road map to the implementation of the policy was late, the commission had put in place measures to ensure that its implementation was effective.

He said arrears for the period January to June 2010 would be received by the end of July.

Mr Smith-Graham was speaking at the 3rd Quadrennial and the 50th national delegates conference of GNAT in Accra.

The conference, which was on the theme, 'Investing in People to Achieve Quality Education', was attended by delegates from all over the country.

“The implementation of the SSSS would not guarantee an automatic increase in salaries, it would only seek to place all public service employees on one vertical structure and ensure that all jobs within the same job value are paid within the same range denoting equal job pay for work of equal job worth,” he said.

He promised GNAT that as the leading institution responsible for the implementation of the SSSS, the commission would ensure the fair, transparent and systematic implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

For her part, the National Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mrs Irene Duncan Adanusah, said for the government’s own interest, it should come out and explain the technicalities of issues concerning teachers’ conditions of service to help mitigate some of the actions taken by GNAT.

Mrs Adanusah explained that the last intended strike by GNAT was not targeted at students, but the management of the Ghana Education Service, in protest against the undue delay in negotiations on the collective bargaining agreement of teachers.

She said if the government and those managing education would be transparent when dealing with issues concerning teachers, then some of actions taken by GNAT would be avoided.

The conference will end on January 7, 2010. Share Your Thoughts on this article Name Email Location Comments Graphic Ghana may edit your comments and not all comments will be published

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