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Name: Minimum Wages (Indian Labour) Ordinance (No. 27 of 1927).
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1927-12-09
Entry into force:
ISN: LKA-1927-R-37393
Bibliography: Labour Code of Sri Lanka, 2004, Labour Legislation (in force on 31 December 2002), Ministry of Employment and Labour, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 567-570
Labour Code of Sri Lanka - Consolidated and Updated to 31st December 2009, 2010, Ministry of Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion, Sri Lanka, pp. 624-628
Abstract/Citation: This Act sets up a minimum wage-system for Indian estate labourers, inter alia, by the establishment of local Estate Wages Boards composed of both employers and labourers. The minimum wage-rates fixed by the local Boards are subjected to the approval of the national Board of Indian Immigrant Labour. Failures to act by the local Boards, entitles the national Board to intervene and fix minimum wage-rates. The fixed rates are to be published both in Sinhala and Tamil. Failures to pay minimum rates are criminally sanctioned. Prohibits children under the age of ten to work.
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