Abuse of non-salary benefits
Substitution of goods for wages
Payment in kind
There were reports in 1993 of Latvian workers being paid with eggs, clothes and furniture as alternatives to money, due to the shortage of banknotes.
Abuse of payments in kind will not be resolved until workers are able to live settled lives with their families in homes of their own, buy food and other goods in shops of their own choosing, until they receive all their wages in cash, and until they themselves decide where and how to spend those wages.