The government has approved a 15% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) on the base pay for
public sector workers effective 1st July 2022.
The various worker unions, which include the four teacher unions, the Ghana Medical
Association (GMA), and the Public Sector Workers Union (PSWU), among others, demanded
the payment of 20% of their basic salaries as Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) due to the
current economic situation in the country.
Both sides reached a conclusion on the 15% COLA with all industrial actions and threats
to be called off immediately and members of the aforementioned union groups to return to work.
The government, represented by Minister for Finance (MoF); Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for
Employment and Labour Relations (MELR); Ignatius Baffour Awuah, and Chief Executive
Officer of Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC); Benjamin Arthur signed on behalf
the government while the Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Dr Anthony Yaw Baah and
the President of Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association signed on behalf
of Organised Labour
Priscilla Nimako, ISD