A communique signed by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ghana Employers Association, Trade Union Congress on the 3rd of June, 2021 indicated that,
The National Tripartite committee (NTC) conducted negotiations on the determination of the National daily minimum wage (NDMW) in respect of 2021 and 2022at it’s meeting held on Thursday, 3rd June 2021 in Accra.
The committee agreed as follows
1. The 2021 NDMW is GHS12. 53 which is six percent (6%) over the 2020 figure of 11.82.
2. That the 2022 NDMW is GHS12.53 which is eight percent (8%) over the 2021 figure of GHS13. 53.
The effective date for the implementation of the 2021 NDMW is 4th June, 2021.
The effective Date for the implementation of the 2022 NDMW shall be 1st January, 2022.
In determining the new rates, the NTC took into account the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the national economy, cost of living, sustainability of businesses and desirability of attaining high level of employment.
All establishments, institutions or organizations whose daily minimum wage is bellow the 2021 National Daily Minimum Wage should adjust their wages accordingly with effect from 4th June, 2021.
Any establishment, institution, or organization that flouts the new rate shall be sanctioned in accordance with the law.
The NTC recommends that the NDMW should be tax exempt.
The NTC wishes to to reiterate it’s commitment to strengthening social partnership, industrial peace and the improvement of incomes and productivity in both public and private sectors of the economy.