28 November 2012

Angola: Govt Presses Companies to Pay Christmas Bonus Salary

Luanda — The Luanda department of the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security (MAPESS) will punish every manager of a company that will not pay the Christmas bonus salary, also known as 13th Month Salary, of their workers.

This was announced on Tuesday by Augusto Pombal, a senior official with the provincial department of Mapess.

Speaking to ANGOP, the official informed that such procedure is considered violation of the Labour General Law, reason why legal measures will be taken against the companies that fail to comply with the law.

Augusto Pombal warned that fines will range from four to eight times the average salary of the company, as well as compulsory payment of Christmas subsidy.

The source informed that no offence has yet been registered, but he reminded that the allowance should be paid until 24th of December.

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