By: Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
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The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has announced that the 2013 Base Pay of teachers and other government workers has been increased by 10 per cent.
The sector Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey, who made this revelation indicated that the base pay, which was previously GH¢4.84 had been increased to GH¢5.32 explaining that the increment aimed at improving the financial status of public sector workers.
He, therefore, implored the workers to reciprocate the gesture by working hard to justify the increment.
Mr. Ashietey said this at the 10th National Delegates and Second Biennial Conference of the National Association of Graduate Teachers in Takoradi.
He disclosed that the government and its social partners will soon begin negotiations towards the determination of the 2014 National Daily Minimum Wage and Base Pay, which would be factored into the 2014 Budget.
The conference was on the theme: 'It all starts with a good teacher,' which brought together graduate teachers all over the country to take stock and strategize for the future.
Professor George Kofi Twentoh Oduro, Chairman of the Takoradi Polytechnic Council, urged teachers to be self-disciplined and meticulous in all their endeavours.
He pointed out that teachers could not peruse quality education if they are not motivated and, therefore, entreated the government to support them adequately in order for them to give off their best. GNA