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Minimum wage in Ghana 2021

What is minimum wage 2021?

Minimum wages have been defined as “the minimum amount of remuneration that an employer is required to pay wage earners for the work performed during a given period, which cannot be reduced by collective agreement or an individual contract”

What is the minimum wage in Ghana 2020?

Ghana’s national daily minimum wage is to increase Jan. 1, 2020, the country’s Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations said in a report. The country’s daily minimum wage is to increase by 11% to 11.82 cedis (U.S. $2.16) for 2020, up from 10.65 cedis (U.S. $1.94) for 2019, the commission said.

  • Valid on may 2021
  • Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020
  • The amounts are in Ghanaian Cedi.
Per day
National Minimum WageGHS11.82

WORKING HOURS

Monthly minimum wage figures are calculated as daily minimum wage × 27 days.
Where a worker in an undertaking works after the hours of work fixed by the rules of that undertaking, the additional hours done shall be regarded as overtime work. Notwithstanding, a worker may be required to work beyond the fixed hours of work without additional pay in certain exceptional circumstances including accident threatening human lives or the very existence of the undertaking.

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DEFINITIONS

Ghana has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Ghana can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay.
Employers in Ghana who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Ghana.

In any undertaking every worker is entitled to not less than fifteen working days leave with full pay in any calender year of continuous service.

Wages per month are calculated as 4.33 times if a weekly wage is defined. It is calculated as 4.33 times the standard hours per week if an hourly wage is given.

SOURCE

In the Labour Act 651, every worker is entitled to be paid his or her remuneration for public holidays.

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