The Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta has encouraged the public sector workers that the government will be fair during negotiations for salary adjustments.
“We have had a relatively peaceful environment during this time because the [Finance and Labour Relations Ministries] have made a special effort to create a partnership with labour and employers, which enables information-sharing and an understanding of where we are going as a government. I think we have kept faith with that.”
“I can assure you that we are clearly aware of the level of salaries that we have for our people, and we also know the impact on our revenue. By all means, we’ll strike a balance that is sustainable. Let me assure you that, we’ll not compromise on fair negotiations.”
Meanwhile, the President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has affirmed the fact that public sectors will be treated fairly.
“The truth of the matter is that we are not in normal times, and we are appealing to all Ghanaians including organised labour to assist the government in this endeavour to help rebuild our public finances and economy.”