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Minimum wage of Rs. 25,000/= p.m. for Unskilled adult and Juvenile Workers in Sindh
The Minimum Wages Board, Sindh, under section 4(1) of the Sindh Minimum Wages Act, 2015, recommended the minimum wages for unskilled adult and juvenile workers to the Government of Sindh. The Secretary Labour, Government of Sindh u/s 6 (1) (a) of Sindh Minimum Wages Act 2015, declared the minimum rates of wages vide Notification dated 07-07-2022 Rs.25,000/- per month 962/= per day for unskilled adult and juvenile workers employed in all industrial / commercial establishments in Sindh with effect from 01.06.2022. Salient features of the same are given as under: ––
- The legal formality has been followed by the recommendation of the Sindh Minimum Wage Board which has been accepted by the Government of Sindh as mentioned above.
- That minimum wage of unskilled adult and juvenile workers, both male and female, temporary or permanent whole-time workers as recommended would be paid 25,000/= p.m. or Rs. 962/= per day w.e.f. 01-06-2022 as per the provisions of the Sindh Minimum Wages Act, 2015.
- The daily minimum wage for piece rated workers would be 1/26th of the monthly minimum wage amounting to Rs. 962/= per day which proportionately includes an element of minimum wage for weekly holiday in it and, therefore, no separate payment for weekly off day would be required. Overtime, daily/weekly working hours, weekly rest days, work on weekly holidays, etc. shall be governed by relevant provisions of the Sindh Factories Act, 2015, Sindh Payment of Wages Act, 2015, Sindh Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 2015 and other relevant labour laws.
- Wages of skilled and semiskilled workers may be fixed by employers but the same cannot be less than the minimum wage fixed now for unskilled adult and juvenile workers. The wage would mean as defined by Section 2(xix) of the Sindh Minimum Wages Act, 2015.
- Wages of piece rated workers are also revised which would not be less than this minimum wage be it on monthly, daily, hourly or piece rate basis.
- If any establishment is paying higher than this minimum wage, the same cannot be reduced. The employer is free to pay higher wage voluntarily or by collective agreement keeping in view various factors including high cost of living in a particular locality or other reasons.
- This minimum wage would apply to the permanent, temporary, whole time, monthly rated, daily rated and piece rated unskilled adult male female and juvenile workers and they shall continue to enjoy other existing benefits given to them and the same shall not be adjusted against this minimum wage.
For further details if required, you may consult your labour laws consultant.
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