Workers Perception and Attitude towards the Single Spine Pay Policy, Sunyani, Ghana, West Africa

Samuel Asuamah Yeboah ., Samuel Abeka-Donkor ., Cynthia Gyamfi .

Abstract


The aim of the paper is to contribute to the body of knowledge in the area of fair wage, productivity and satisfaction by assessing workers perception and attitude towards the single spine pay policy. The study is based on quantitative survey design using sample from educational institutions in Sunyani. A sample size of 115 workers was selected using convenience sample methodology. Primary data were obtained using self designed questionnaire and secondary data obtained by archival research. Primary data were analysed using percentages, frequencies and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Workers are not satisfied with the single Spine Pay Policy and consider the scheme as unfair which will lead to low productivity and poor labour relations. Respondents will want the scheme to be revised. Policy makers should ensure that the scheme is made to be seen as fair in the face and expectation of all workers. Future research should look at the issue of causality and also increase the sample size in a more comparative manner.


Keywords


Fair Wage hypothesis; Single Spine Pay Policy; Productivity; Labour relations

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