The sustainability of the Single Spine pay policy and the challenges it poses to our economy, has been a matter of concern to many.
Although some have cast doubt over the sustainability of the policy, President Mahama expresses a different notion.
Government met with its social partners to discuss the maintenance of the Single Spine pay policy.
Speaking at the National Forum on the Pay Policy in Ho on Tuesday, President Mahama stated that the implementation of the policy had come far and for this reason, could not be scrapped.
“We have come far and opting out of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) or cancelling the programme, is not an option for government.”
During the president’s presentation, he counseled that the life line of the policy solely depended on the adoption of a frank approach devoid of politics in negotiations.
“I want to appeal to all of you here to discuss the policy with frankness with non-partisan ideas that will eliminate agitations in the pay policy and spell out the best for the country,” he said.
He established that a lasting solution to the problem that arises when workers are migrated onto the SSSS, would be minimal if there is a combined effort from stakeholders.
President Mahama charged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and Management Development and Productivity Institute to collaborate with key stakeholders to undertake a labour market survey for effective implementation of the market premium.