7% pay rise: single column pay structure is apartheid

Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe Addo

CLOGSAG calls for review of single spine salary structure

Single spine is not transparent enough – Dr Bampoe

Single Spine has resulted in a wide disparity in wages

Ghana Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) Executive Secretary Isaac Bampoe Addo described the Single Column Salary Structure (SSSS) as an apartheid system.

Speaking on Joy News, Bampoe Addo said this was due to the fact that the SSSS used to pay public sector workers had resulted in a large disparity between the wages of workers in different classes in the sector.

According to him, the payment structure was not transparent enough either.

“For us as CLOGSAG, the problem is transparency. This apartheid system of wage administration in the public services must give way to scientific thought. There are wage differentials in the public service, and these are the things they need to look at. “

“Every year we hear about shortfalls from the ‘spending ministry.’ Still, the Ghana Revenue Authority will tell us that it has exceeded its target every year, so what are you talking about? We need to take a look at the unique backbone pay structure, ”he added.

Bampoe Addo said that CLOGSAG believes the payment structure should be reviewed as soon as possible.

The executive secretary made the remarks in response to the government’s 7 percent pay hike for public sector workers.

Ida M. Morgan