1. Salary zones and minimum interprofessional wages; 4. In the lack of collective agreements, minimum wages by professional categories.
Labour Code §L.96(1)(4)
Specific minimum wage rates
» Minimum wage levels for specific categories of workers
» Domestic Workers
The employer and the worker cannot agree on a salary inferior to that established in the following paragraph, according to the categories and services performed:
Categories/Monthly rate (special benefits, cost of life and legal compensations included): Category I: 21.936 CFA Category II: 23.338 CFA Category III: 25.641 CFA Category IV: 28. 947 CFA Category V: 32.346 CFA Category VI: 33.646 CFA Category VII: 35.049 CFA
The salary of part-time and daily workers shall be calculated taking into account their category and their working time established in the employment contract.
Whenever accomodation and food are commonly given to the domestic worker, the employment contract shall state if they are free or not.
If such in-kind advantages are not free, the employer can deduct, from the workers remuneration, an amount equivalent to: - 2 hours and 1/2 of the minimum interprofessional wage per day of work, for the food; - 1/2 hour of the same salary per day, for the accomodation.
Unles the worker does not continue to benefit from such in-kind advantages during his/her annual leave, their amount shall be taken into account when calculating the leaves cash benefits. It shall also be considered for the terms compensation for termination of employment and dismissal.
Decree n. 96-178/P-RM, 13 June 1996, on the application of the Labour Code. §D.86-10, D.86-12
Remarks: The interprofessional minimum wage in Mali is of 28.460 CFA. It is dated, according to social security reports presented at the sources entries, of 2008. The decree above mentioned establishes a minimum wage for domestic workers and, although it is dated from 1996, it determines the minimum wage for a specific set of workers. We retain the interprofessional minimum wage of 28.460 CFA as the minimum wage for the industries and other professions and the above for the domestic workers. For an account of the different categories of domestic workers, see below:
The domestic workers shall be classified as follows: Category I: Workers who do not have any particular professional qualification and provide cleaning or surveillance services; Category II: Workers in charge of current household work, who justify up to 2 years of work experience in: - Cooking; - Gardening. Category III: Worker in charge of executing the set of current work within the household and justifying having more than 2 years of experience in: - Cooking. Category IV: Worker performing the set of work in the household, including regular and qualified cooking, as well as being able to establish menus and preparing deserts. Category V: Qualified chef responding to the definition of Category 4, in charge also of the household work. Category VI: Chef having other people under its authority or direction. Category VII: Butler. Decree n. 96-178/P-RM, 13 June 1996, on the application of the Labour Code, §D.86-9
» Piece-rate workers
The remuneration of piece-rate work or task-work shall be calculated in a way that the worker, with average capacity, and working normally, has a salary at least equal to that of a regular time worker, performing an analagous work.
It is forbidden to practice this type of payment, once a collective agreement does not attribute such faculty to the employer.
The minimum wages, as well as the remuneration conditions for piece-rate and task-worker, shall be displayed in the employers office and in pay-places of the staff.
Labour Code §L.98, 99
Decrees shall establish:
2. The cases when the employer has to provide accomodation and daily subsistence ration, the conditions for providing them, their composition and their maximum reimboursement amount; 3. The cases in which other in kind payments should be done and their modalities of payment.
Labour Code §L.96(2)(3)
Rate of payment
The monthly minimum wage in Mali is of 28.460 Francs (C.F.A.).
SSA Report Mali. p. 1 Cleiss Social Security Report - Mali. p. 2
Fines in national currency for non-respect of legislation
Those who violate articles L.95, 98, 99, 102, 103, 104 and 130 shall be sentenced to pay a fine of 20.000 to 50.000F and to 15 days to 3 monhts of jail, or one of these sentences only.
Those who violate art. L.97 shall be sentenced with a fine from 5.000 to 18.000F, and in case of repeated violations, from 20.000 to 50.000F.
Those who violate Art. L121 and decrees forseen in Art. L96 shall be sentenced with a fine from 10.000 to 18.000F and, in case of repeated violations, to a fine from 20.000 to 50.000F and jail from 6 days to 10 days, or one of these senteces only.
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