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Minimum wage applies for 10 sectors under Wages Regulations

July 3, 2015 8:52 pm

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations reiterates that the national minimum wage does not cancel but co-exists with the current sectoral minimum wage rates for workers in the ten sectors covered under the 2015 Wages Regulations.

The National Minimum Wage covers workers in the informal sector, as well as those workers in the formal sector that are not covered under the current ten Wages Regulations.

The Ministry also confirms that Garment factory workers are covered under the Wages (Garment Industry) Regulations 2015.

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They are part of the 10 Sectors under the Wages Regulations 2015.

Examples of informal occupations covered under the NMW are domestic workers/maids/House girls/caregivers, carwash boys, night guards, canteen maids, gardener, caretakers, back garage workers, mechanics, cane cutters, sardars, and trailer drivers.

The minimum wage rate was recently moved from $2 to $2.32 cents.

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