2022: Government pays August COLA with a one month arrears

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GhanaNaija| August 22| 2022: COLA for July and August successfully paid

The government has paid the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for the month of August. With one-month arrears.

The arrears are for the month of July 2022

Modalities for Payment

The workers had argued worsening economic conditions had rendered their current salaries inadequate.

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The government and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission managed to beat down the 20% demand to 15% effective July 1.

Workers are however yet to receive the money.

Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Benjamin Arthur, told JoyNews that payment will commence soon.

“We are certain that government will implement it. So nobody should have doubts. As soon as possible. Realizing the money in your pocket, we are working on the schedule, and I am sure, maybe in about two weeks to three weeks’ time, the government will come out public with the exact date.

“That has been done “modalities” and it will have to be communicated to Organised Labour.


COLA ends in December

The Ghana National Association of Ghana (GNAT) has said that the 2022 Cost pf Living Allowance that was negotiated to be paid for public sector workers shall end in December 2022.

The GNAT in a memo to its members on August 17, 2022, indicated that the COLA shall be paid in August 2022.


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The GNAT further indicated that after the August COLA Payment, its members shall be left with five months outstanding including July 2022.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS


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