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Labor Remuneration in the Production of Ornamental Plants

( Vol-6,Issue-4,April 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS
Author(s):

Luiz Cláudio Garcia, Amanda Zeny Ferreira, Bruna Zeny Ferreira, Lucas Veneri Rochinski, André Luíz dos Santos, Pedro Henrique Weirich Neto, Carlos Hugo Rocha, Jaime Alberti Gomes, Natali Maidl de Souza, Everson Pedro Zeny

Keywords:

flowers; hourly pay; piecework; vase.

Abstract:

The objective of this experiment was to compare employment contract systems based of hourly pay and payment for piecework in relation to the main activities performed in an ornamental plants production company. The experimental design was completely randomized, with four treatments and five repetitions. The treatments consisted of hourly payment in the first year and piecework in the following three years. The analyzed variables were the results regarding the numbers of containers (trays/pots) h-1 and the employee’s payment in US$ h-1; the movement of containers; the spacing of plant containers; the removal of flowers/leaves; and pruning. Both the number of processed containers and the remuneration significantly increased for all the evaluated activities when the company started to use pay staff based on productivity.

ijaers doi crossref DOI:

10.22161/ijaers.6.4.22

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