Tripartite committee increases minimum wage by 10% effective January 1, 2019
| Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 7:44am
The National Tripartite Committee (NTC) has increased the National Daily Minimum Wage (NDMW) by 10 per cent in line with Section 113 (1) of the Labour Act 2003, (Act 651).
The Committee agreed that the NDMW is from GHȻ9.68 to GHȻ10.65, with effect from January 1, 2019.
A communique issued by the Tripartite Committee announcing the decision, which was taken after deliberations of the NTC in Accra, Thursday, July 26, has directed all establishments, institutions or organisations whose Daily Minimum Wage is below the new Daily Minimum Wage to adjust its wages upward from January 1, 2019.
"Any establishments, institutions or organisations that flouts the new rate shall be sanctioned in accordance with the law", the communique cautioned.
The National Tripartite Committee also warned that, the new National Daily Minimum Wage should be tax exempt, reiterating its commitment to the improvement of incomes and productivity in the public and private sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
The communique was signed by the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah representing government; President of the Ghana Employers Association, representing the GEA; Terence Ronald Darko, and the Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress, Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah on behalf of organised labour.