The worker deserves his wages
In the Bible, Apostle Paul asked: “Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk?” and ended with the statement, “For it is written in the Law of Moses: ‘Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain’.”(1 Corinthians 9:7-9a). Remuneration for work done consists generally of pay, incentives and benefits. That the ‘worker deserves his wages’ (1 Timothy 5:18) is one reason for work done in expectation of agreed remuneration with the employer and required by law, especially the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) and Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, 1992.