Minimum Wage – Coconut Growing Trade

  • Valid in January 2020
  • The amounts are in Sri Lanka Rupee (₨).

Job type

Per month Per day Per unit
1. In the raising and maintenance of plantation plucking nuts - per 1000 trees -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
- - 2391.0
2. In the manufacture of copra - Husking nuts, splitting nuts, copra curing and sorting - per 1000 nuts -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
- - 700.0
(a) The raising and maintenance of a coconut plantation - For all workers -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
- 600.0 -
(b) The manufacture of copra - For all workers -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
- 600.0 -
Watcher - Any coconut plantation or division there of not less than 10 acres but less than 25 acres in extent -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
12520.0 - -
Watcher - Any coconut plantation or division thereof not less than 25 acres but less than 50 acres in extent -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
13064.0 - -
Watcher - Any coconut plantation or any division thereof not less than 50 acres in extent -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14971.0 - -
Conductor - Any coconut plantation or division thereof not less than 25 acres but less than 50 acres in extent -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
13426.0 - -
Conductor - Any coconut plantation or any division thereof not less than 50 acres in extent -
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15332.0 - -

Working Hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 45
  • Overtime is paid at One and Half times the normal hourly rate of wage.
    Holiday pay for work on weekends (Sundays) and public holidays is paid for at a higher rate 1 1/2 times the daily rate or double the rate of remuneration.

Definitions

Bonuses e.g. project, attendance, festival would vary from company to company.

Source

According to legislation to be presented in Parliament shortly, the national minimum monthly wage for all workers in any industry or service will be Rs. 10,000, while the national minimum daily wage of a worker will be Rs. 400. Once the law is enacted, it will be mandatory for employers in all industry or service to pay the national minimum wage which should be the wage of a worker after deduction of all contributions of whatsoever nature. The law will come into operation with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.

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