Gov’t increases 2021/2022 national daily minimum wage amid covid-19 |
The National Tripartite Committee (NTC) in line with section 113 (1)(a) of the Labour Act, 2023 (Act 651) effective Friday, June 4, 2021, has increased the 2021 national daily minimum wage from GH₵11.82 to GH₵12.53, thus a 6% increment over the 2020 figure of GH₵11.82.
The Committee in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said the 2022 daily minimum wage would be increased to GH₵13.53, thus an 8% increment over the 2021 figure of GH₵12.53.
“The effective date for the implementation of the 2021 national daily minimum wage is June 4, 2021, and the effective date for implementation of the 2022 national daily minimum wage shall be January 1, 2022,” NTC stated in the release.
NTC says the new rate follows the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on the national economy, cost of living, sustainability of the business, and desirability of attaining a high level of employment.
All establishments, institutions, or organizations whose daily minimum wage is below the 2021 national daily minimum wage the Commission has said should adjust their wages accordingly with effect from June 4, 2021.
“Any establishment, institutions, or organization that flouts the new rate shall be sanctioned in accordance with the law. NTC recommends that the NDMW should be tax-exempt” the National Tripartite Committee stated.