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No more bonuses just for showing up on time

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The South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC), which operates shipping terminals on the Delaware River near Philadelphia, has heeded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s call for fiscal austerity by taking a heretofore unusual step: It will no longer pay bonuses for not being late.

Until this summer, the SJPC offered an extra day’s pay to workers at its Camden shipyards who showed up for work on time every day for two months. The move immediately affects 29 nonunion port employees. Its 59 unionized workers can kiss the extra cash good-bye when their current contract expires.

Also on the chopping block:

  • A 40-year tradition of allowing SJPC employees to convert unused vacation and sick days to cash.
  • Free televisions for union employees who work four years with no accidents.

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