Minimum Wage – Tanning, Footwear and Leather Goods Manufacturing Trade

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

Job type

Per month
Tanning Grade I: Washing raw hides, Boiling hides in lime, Dehairing the skins, Fleshing the skins, Applying chemicals, Bleaching, Oiling, Shaving, Staking, Socking, Applying salt, Removing excessive oil - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15750.0
Tanning Grade I: Washing raw hides, Boiling hides in lime, Dehairing the skins, Fleshing the skins, Applying chemicals, Bleaching, Oiling, Shaving, Staking, Socking, Applying salt, Removing excessive oil - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15900.0
Tanning Grade I: Washing raw hides, Boiling hides in lime, Dehairing the skins, Fleshing the skins, Applying chemicals, Bleaching, Oiling, Shaving, Staking, Socking, Applying salt, Removing excessive oil - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16050.0
Tanning Grade I: Washing raw hides, Boiling hides in lime, Dehairing the skins, Fleshing the skins, Applying chemicals, Bleaching, Oiling, Shaving, Staking, Socking, Applying salt, Removing excessive oil - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16200.0
Tanning Grade I: Washing raw hides, Boiling hides in lime, Dehairing the skins, Fleshing the skins, Applying chemicals, Bleaching, Oiling, Shaving, Staking, Socking, Applying salt, Removing excessive oil - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16350.0
Tanning Grade II: Splitting, Spraying, Filling of salt hides, Trimming Selecting and grading of skins, Buffing, Operating, Machine, Slickering - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15120.0
Tanning Grade II: Splitting, Spraying, Filling of salt hides, Trimming Selecting and grading of skins, Buffing, Operating, Machine, Slickering - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15245.0
Tanning Grade II: Splitting, Spraying, Filling of salt hides, Trimming Selecting and grading of skins, Buffing, Operating, Machine, Slickering - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15370.0
Tanning Grade II: Splitting, Spraying, Filling of salt hides, Trimming Selecting and grading of skins, Buffing, Operating, Machine, Slickering - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15495.0
Tanning Grade II: Splitting, Spraying, Filling of salt hides, Trimming Selecting and grading of skins, Buffing, Operating, Machine, Slickering - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15620.0
Tanning Grade III: Application of flour and drying, Curing the hides, the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental to the work specified above - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14500.0
Tanning Grade III: Application of flour and drying, Curing the hides, the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental to the work specified above - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14600.0
Tanning Grade III: Application of flour and drying, Curing the hides, the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental to the work specified above - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14700.0
Tanning Grade III: Application of flour and drying, Curing the hides, the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental to the work specified above - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14800.0
Tanning Grade III: Application of flour and drying, Curing the hides, the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental to the work specified above - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14900.0
Tanning Grade III: Learners or Apprentices - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
7500.0
Footwear Grade I: Compounding upper making fabric pasting (Mechanical) Cutting soles, Cutting uppers, Edge trimming, mounting, Bottom Pressing, Heel building, Heel compressing, Clicking of uppers Edge setting - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15750.0
Footwear Grade I: Compounding upper making fabric pasting (Mechanical) Cutting soles, Cutting uppers, Edge trimming, mounting, Bottom Pressing, Heel building, Heel compressing, Clicking of uppers Edge setting - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15900.0
Footwear Grade I: Compounding upper making fabric pasting (Mechanical) Cutting soles, Cutting uppers, Edge trimming, mounting, Bottom Pressing, Heel building, Heel compressing, Clicking of uppers Edge setting - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16050.0
Footwear Grade I: Compounding upper making fabric pasting (Mechanical) Cutting soles, Cutting uppers, Edge trimming, mounting, Bottom Pressing, Heel building, Heel compressing, Clicking of uppers Edge setting - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16200.0
Footwear Grade I: Compounding upper making fabric pasting (Mechanical) Cutting soles, Cutting uppers, Edge trimming, mounting, Bottom Pressing, Heel building, Heel compressing, Clicking of uppers Edge setting - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16350.0
Footwear Grade II: Loading Pressing shoes, Binding uppers, Slotting Boring, Attaching buckles, stitching soles, Scouring, Skiving Solution making, Vamp setting, Eye-letting - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15120.0
Footwear Grade II: Loading Pressing shoes, Binding uppers, Slotting Boring, Attaching buckles, stitching soles, Scouring, Skiving Solution making, Vamp setting, Eye-letting - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15245.0
Footwear Grade II: Loading Pressing shoes, Binding uppers, Slotting Boring, Attaching buckles, stitching soles, Scouring, Skiving Solution making, Vamp setting, Eye-letting - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15370.0
Footwear Grade II: Loading Pressing shoes, Binding uppers, Slotting Boring, Attaching buckles, stitching soles, Scouring, Skiving Solution making, Vamp setting, Eye-letting - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15495.0
Footwear Grade II: Loading Pressing shoes, Binding uppers, Slotting Boring, Attaching buckles, stitching soles, Scouring, Skiving Solution making, Vamp setting, Eye-letting - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15620.0
Footwear Grade III: Mixing rubber cement, Cutting straps, Reverting uppers, Dipping in cement, Inserting uppers, Preparing uppers, Cementing back seams, Pasting soles, Polishing, Finishing, Issuing boxes, Labeling boxes, Stamping boxes the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental, to the work specified above - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14500.0
Footwear Grade III: Mixing rubber cement, Cutting straps, Reverting uppers, Dipping in cement, Inserting uppers, Preparing uppers, Cementing back seams, Pasting soles, Polishing, Finishing, Issuing boxes, Labeling boxes, Stamping boxes the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental, to the work specified above - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14600.0
Footwear Grade III: Mixing rubber cement, Cutting straps, Reverting uppers, Dipping in cement, Inserting uppers, Preparing uppers, Cementing back seams, Pasting soles, Polishing, Finishing, Issuing boxes, Labeling boxes, Stamping boxes the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental, to the work specified above - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14700.0
Footwear Grade III: Mixing rubber cement, Cutting straps, Reverting uppers, Dipping in cement, Inserting uppers, Preparing uppers, Cementing back seams, Pasting soles, Polishing, Finishing, Issuing boxes, Labeling boxes, Stamping boxes the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental, to the work specified above - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14800.0
Footwear Grade III: Mixing rubber cement, Cutting straps, Reverting uppers, Dipping in cement, Inserting uppers, Preparing uppers, Cementing back seams, Pasting soles, Polishing, Finishing, Issuing boxes, Labeling boxes, Stamping boxes the work of cleaners and sweepers, any other Operation connected with or incidental, to the work specified above - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14900.0
Footwear: Learners or Apprentices - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
7500.0
Leather: Grade I: Machine and hand clicking, Perforating and slit-cutting, Riveting, Hand pressing, Making Foot-balls, Volley-balls and Net-balls, Making Traveling bags, document cases and purses (machine) - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15750.0
Leather: Grade I: Machine and hand clicking, Perforating and slit-cutting, Riveting, Hand pressing, Making Foot-balls, Volley-balls and Net-balls, Making Traveling bags, document cases and purses (machine) - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15900.0
Leather: Grade I: Machine and hand clicking, Perforating and slit-cutting, Riveting, Hand pressing, Making Foot-balls, Volley-balls and Net-balls, Making Traveling bags, document cases and purses (machine) - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16050.0
Leather: Grade I: Machine and hand clicking, Perforating and slit-cutting, Riveting, Hand pressing, Making Foot-balls, Volley-balls and Net-balls, Making Traveling bags, document cases and purses (machine) - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16200.0
Leather: Grade I: Machine and hand clicking, Perforating and slit-cutting, Riveting, Hand pressing, Making Foot-balls, Volley-balls and Net-balls, Making Traveling bags, document cases and purses (machine) - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
16350.0
Leather: Grade II: Fixing studs, Buckles and buttons, Embossing, Fixing locks, Fittings and handles Sewing, Making Traveling bags, Document cases and purses (machine) - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15120.0
Leather: Grade II: Fixing studs, Buckles and buttons, Embossing, Fixing locks, Fittings and handles Sewing, Making Traveling bags, Document cases and purses (machine) - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15245.0
Leather: Grade II: Fixing studs, Buckles and buttons, Embossing, Fixing locks, Fittings and handles Sewing, Making Traveling bags, Document cases and purses (machine) - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15370.0
Leather: Grade II: Fixing studs, Buckles and buttons, Embossing, Fixing locks, Fittings and handles Sewing, Making Traveling bags, Document cases and purses (machine) - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15495.0
Leather: Grade II: Fixing studs, Buckles and buttons, Embossing, Fixing locks, Fittings and handles Sewing, Making Traveling bags, Document cases and purses (machine) - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
15620.0
Leather: Grade III: Marking, Applying cement and paste, Finishing, Inflating and stamping, any other Operation connected with or incidental to work specified above Learners or Apprentices - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14500.0
Leather: Grade III: Marking, Applying cement and paste, Finishing, Inflating and stamping, any other Operation connected with or incidental to work specified above Learners or Apprentices - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14600.0
Leather: Grade III: Marking, Applying cement and paste, Finishing, Inflating and stamping, any other Operation connected with or incidental to work specified above Learners or Apprentices - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14700.0
Leather: Grade III: Marking, Applying cement and paste, Finishing, Inflating and stamping, any other Operation connected with or incidental to work specified above Learners or Apprentices - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14800.0
Leather: Grade III: Marking, Applying cement and paste, Finishing, Inflating and stamping, any other Operation connected with or incidental to work specified above Learners or Apprentices - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 01, 2018.
14900.0
Leather: Learners or Apprentices - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Oct 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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