Perennial challenges facing the Government of Zimbabwe on paying salaries and other benefits to its workers (2013-2016)

Dominic Uzhenyu


Benefit-Also known as fringe benefit which is an extra benefit supplementing an employee’s money wage or salary, for example a company car (or transport allowance), private health care (medical aid), accommodation (housing allowance), pension etc. Perennial-Existing for very long time period and not easily resolved. Something ongoing with no solution in the short or medium term like for this study, the salary and bonuses erratic payments by government which are shifted oftenly due to ‘’financial incapacitation’’. Poverty datum (PDL)-represents the cost of a given standard of living that must be attained if a person is deemed not to be poor. In Zimbabwe it is around $550 based on a family of six members but fluctuates as a result of largely macro economic factors e.g. .taxation, interest rates Remuneration-Monetary (financial such as salary) and non financial extrinsic rewards provided by an employer for the time, skills and effort made by employees (workers) in fulfilling their job requirements (employment contractual obligation) aimed at contributing to the accomplishment of organisational goals Salary-is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract. It is contrasted with piece wages, where each job, hour or other unit is paid separately, rather than on a periodic basis. In this study it is on a monthly payment basis

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