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Coverghana Reveals Approved Rates of Allowances for GES Teaching Staff

Approved Rates of Allowances for GES Teaching Staff

Information available to Coverghana.com.gh suggest the, Approved Rates of Allowances for the teachers are contained in the Collective Agreement signed by Teacher Unions in Education Service (on behalf of all teaching employees in the Ghana Education Service) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2017.

Acoording to the agreement, a joint negotiating committee made up of the Teacher Unions and the Ghana Education Service (GES) have negotiated and agreed on the terms and conditions of service for GES employees.

The agreement also outlined the scheme of service and the code of professional conduct for the teaching personnel of the Ghana education in accordance with Section 99 and 102 of the labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).

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Below is the full approved rates of allowances for GES staff as Intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE

1. Car: GH¢210.00 per month

2. Motorcycle: GH¢70.00 per month

3. Bicycle: GH¢28.00 per month

KILOMETRIC ALLOWANCE

1. Car: GH¢3.50 per kilometer

2. Motorcycle: GH¢1.40 per kilometer

NIGHT ALLOWANCE

1. Chief Director/Chief Executive – GH¢490.00 per night

2. Coordinating Director/Deputy Chief Executive/Head of Department – GH¢ 420.00 per night

3. Director – GH¢350.00 per night

4. Senior Staff – GHÇ280.00 per night

5. Junior Staff – GHÇ210.00 per night. All inclusive.

Note: Where accommodation or meal are provided, the rate abated by one-third (1/3).

TREKKING OFFICERS

1. Not exceeding 12 days in a quarter-full overnight allowance

2. Beyond 12 days – half (1/2) the rate of night allowance.

ALLOWANCES FOR TEACHERS IN DEPRIVED/DIFFICULT AREAS

1. To be determined by GES in conjunction with Fair Wages and Salary Commission (FWSC)

2. Difference between the (Acting) Officer’s salary and minimum salary point of the (acting) post or 20% of monthly basic salary whichever is higher

RETENTION PREMIUM

15% of monthly basic salary

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

To be provided by the Institution

ALLOWANCE TO PURCHASE MEANS OF TRANSPORT

Per existing regulations

SALARY ADVANCE

RETENTION PREMIUM

15% of monthly basic salary

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

To be provided by the Institution

ALLOWANCE TO PURCHASE MEANS OF TRANSPORT

Per existing regulations

SALARY ADVANCE

Not exceeding the employee’s basic Annual Salary

ADVANCE FOR THE PURCHASE OF DURABLE HOUSEHOLD GOODS

A loan not exceeding 150% of an employee’s annual gross salary to be repaid in not more than eighty-four (B4) equal installments.

ADDITIONAL DUTY ALLOWANCE

10% of monthly basic salary

ALLOWANCE FOR DIRECTORS

1. Applicable Category 4 Allowances to be paid

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

1. Professional Teachers-GH¢1200.00

2. Non-Professional Teachers- GH¢800.00

MEDICAL CARE

1. Employee, spouse and four children of 18 years and below to be covered by NHIS.

2. Payment of 50% of the cost of management of illness not covered by NHIS.

3. Where a child is above 18 but below 23 years and is still in school, he or she shall be covered by a Medical Scheme.

DEATH BENEFITS

1. Employee – GH¢2,100.00

2. Spouse GH¢1,400.00

3. Child – GH¢1,400.00 (All inclusive)

TRAVELLING EXPENSE ALLOWANCE

Seven (7) tonnes at STC rate or any transport company appointed by Government

PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED GUIDE

Daily Minimum Wage for 27 days

PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED TRANSPORT

Transport 20% of monthly basic salary

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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