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Comoros - Minimum Wages - 2011


07 November 2011.
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Name of Act

Labour Code, Loi No. 84-018/PR portant le Code du travail.

Name of Act

Human Rights Report 2010. United States Department of State.



A worker is anyone, regardless of sex or nationality, who engages him/herself into a professional activity under the direction or authority of another person, natural or moral, public or private.
Labour Code §1(2)



Government decides alone

A decree, decided within a Ministerial Council, shall establish the interprofessional minimum wage, and if they exist, the zones and corresponding salaries.
Labour Code §99(1)

Government decides after tripartite or bipartite body discussions/recommendations

Order, enacted after consultation with the Superior Labour and Employment Council, shall determine:
- The cases where accomodation has to be provided, its maximum amount for reimbursement and the conditions it shall follow, especially with regards to hygiene, and to assure the protection of women and young girls who do not live with their family;
- Regions and categories of workers for which it is compulsory to provide a daily ratio of food, its maximum amount for reimbursement, the details and weight of the first necessity food provided, the conditions in which they are provided, especially the cultivation of land for this purpose;
- The cases in which benefits or advantages, other than those forseen in art. 98, shall be provided, the modalities of attribution of in-kind benefits, especially land to cultivate; and, whenever collective agreements lack of it:
- Minimum wages by professional category;
- The minimum rates for overtime, seniority and assiduity bonuses.
Labour Code §99


Specific minimum wage rates

» Minimum wage levels for specific categories of workers

» Piece-rate workers

The remuneration of a piece-rate or task work shall be calculated in such a way that it provides to an average capacity worker, performing the work normally, a salary at leas equal to that of a worker performing an analogous job by time.

The minimum wage rates for piece-rate or task workers, as well as their conditions of remuneration, shall be displayed at the employer’s bureau and on the staff payment places.
Labour Code §100, 101


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

"A 2003 Ministerial Decree set the minimum wage at 30,000 Comoran Francs per month."
Human Rights Report 2010 p. 14

Last minimum wage update

Human Rights Report 2010 p. 14

Enforcement mechanisms

Fines in national currency for non-respect of legislation

Those who violate provisions of articles 38, 63(2), 69, 70, 101, 103(3), 104, 189, shall be punished with a fine from 2,500 to 20,000 FC and, in case of repeated violation, from 5,000 to 30,000 FC:

Those who violate the provisions of the decrees and orders forseen in arts. 86, 99, 113 and 117(4), shall be punished with a fine of 15,000 to 150,000 FC, or in case of repeated violation, from 30,000 to 200,000 FC and imprisonment from 5 days to one month, or one of these two penalties.
Labour Code §230(a), 235(b)

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