Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Civil service remuneration strategy.

  1. #1
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    20,944
    Thanks
    3,054
    Thanked 2,458 Times in 2,064 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12

    Civil service remuneration strategy.

    This public service strike is really throwing up some interesting aspects in respect of remuneration strategy. I was listening to Geraldine Fraser-Moleketsi on SABC2 this morning and couldn't help thinking that government is now reaping the harvest planted in its labour legislation and complex remuneration structures. The kind you only see in central bargaining agreements.

    And that was just for starters. It also seems that gov. is going back to the remuneration strategy of rewarding long service, which is an interesting reversal.

    Anyway, sitting there listening to Geraldine trying to explain that a tiny increase in take-home pay actually equated to a 30% increase for some when you factored in housing subsidies, medical aid, long service benefits, increments and all the other bits and pieces that allow her to weave her chinese maths magic - I had to marvel that in a democratic society that espouses freedom, we're not giving much freedom for people to use their "remuneration package" how they see fit.

    Geraldine is trying to talk to total cost. Staff are fighting for a better "living allowance and discretionary spend" income.

    The remuneration packages are just way to complex. And specifying how large chunks of that package must be spent is arguably an infringement on personal freedoms.

    So, Geraldine - do the right thing. Trade down all those forced benefits to give up more cash in hand, and you will have done two great things:

    Allowed the people to determine how to spend their own money, and
    Reduced the red tape burden and fingers in the till that goes with all these complex benefits.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

  2. #2
    Email problem stephanfx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    203
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I also watched her this morning and got the impression that she wants to confuse the issue far to much with the packages that she is trying to put forward. On the other hand, the benefits that she is proposing, would that not be better for tax issues? Seeing as the more cash you get at the end of the day the more ones taxes seems to be.

Similar Threads

  1. Clear strategy, bold leadership must go hand in hand for bosses
    By Dave A in forum Entrepreneurship and Business Management Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-Jan-07, 07:04 AM
  2. The new (service) attitude
    By Dave A in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-Jun-06, 09:56 AM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •