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Salga brings performance-based remuneration to attention

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Whether you are productive or not, one is still paid, according to the country’s labour regulations. This provision has been attributed to contributing to the low level of productivity in the economy.

Now, a new arrangement should compel the government to consider reviewing its remuneration approach.

In its negotiation with the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu), the national municipal body, Salga, has suggested that wages should be determined by one’s performance.

Thus far, as one would expect, Samwu general secretary Walter Theledi, says his organisation is contesting the move.

“They just want to impose without discussion…the performance-based system needs to be discussed because every municipality has its own system.

“If Salga wants to implement a system for the sector we must sit-down [for talks].”

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