Minimum Wage – Garments Manufacturing Trade

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

Job type

Per month
Grade I (a): Designers, tailors design punchers, discket makers - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14650.0
Grade I (a): Designers, tailors design punchers, discket makers - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14850.0
Grade I (a): Designers, tailors design punchers, discket makers - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
15050.0
Grade I (a): Designers, tailors design punchers, discket makers - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
15250.0
Grade I (a): Designers, tailors design punchers, discket makers - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
15450.0
Grade I (b): Leaders of section supervisors - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14100.0
Grade I (b): Leaders of section supervisors - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14275.0
Grade I (b): Leaders of section supervisors - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14450.0
Grade I (b): Leaders of section supervisors - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14625.0
Grade I (b): Leaders of section supervisors - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14800.0
Grade II: Cutters, Cutters (hand), Machine Minders, Final Checkers - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12700.0
Grade II: Cutters, Cutters (hand), Machine Minders, Final Checkers - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12850.0
Grade II: Cutters, Cutters (hand), Machine Minders, Final Checkers - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13000.0
Grade II: Cutters, Cutters (hand), Machine Minders, Final Checkers - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13150.0
Grade II: Cutters, Cutters (hand), Machine Minders, Final Checkers - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13300.0
Grade III: Checkers and Sorters, Ironing Operators (Male), Odd job Operators (Female), Stamping Operators (Female), Ironing Operators (Female), Sewing Machine Operators, Electric Iron Operators, Issuing Operators (Female), Embroidery Machine /Hand Operators - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12600.0
Grade III: Checkers and Sorters, Ironing Operators (Male), Odd job Operators (Female), Stamping Operators (Female), Ironing Operators (Female), Sewing Machine Operators, Electric Iron Operators, Issuing Operators (Female), Embroidery Machine /Hand Operators - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12725.0
Grade III: Checkers and Sorters, Ironing Operators (Male), Odd job Operators (Female), Stamping Operators (Female), Ironing Operators (Female), Sewing Machine Operators, Electric Iron Operators, Issuing Operators (Female), Embroidery Machine /Hand Operators - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12850.0
Grade III: Checkers and Sorters, Ironing Operators (Male), Odd job Operators (Female), Stamping Operators (Female), Ironing Operators (Female), Sewing Machine Operators, Electric Iron Operators, Issuing Operators (Female), Embroidery Machine /Hand Operators - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12975.0
Grade III: Checkers and Sorters, Ironing Operators (Male), Odd job Operators (Female), Stamping Operators (Female), Ironing Operators (Female), Sewing Machine Operators, Electric Iron Operators, Issuing Operators (Female), Embroidery Machine /Hand Operators - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13100.0
Grade IV: Laying out men, Laying out women, Packers, Cellophane Bags and Cardboard Box-Makers, Unskilled Workers and Stores Labourers - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12000.0
Grade IV: Laying out men, Laying out women, Packers, Cellophane Bags and Cardboard Box-Makers, Unskilled Workers and Stores Labourers - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12100.0
Grade IV: Laying out men, Laying out women, Packers, Cellophane Bags and Cardboard Box-Makers, Unskilled Workers and Stores Labourers - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12200.0
Grade IV: Laying out men, Laying out women, Packers, Cellophane Bags and Cardboard Box-Makers, Unskilled Workers and Stores Labourers - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12300.0
Grade IV: Laying out men, Laying out women, Packers, Cellophane Bags and Cardboard Box-Makers, Unskilled Workers and Stores Labourers - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12400.0
Grade V: Learners and Apprentices - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
7500.0

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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