Remarks: Article 3 of the Labour Code states that the following activities shall be regulated by a special legislation: domestic workers; homeworkers; mine workers; port workers; maritime workers; rural workers; artistic workers; sports workers; private security workers; daily workers; own-account workers; service providers (flat-rate fee workers).
Decree No. 7/94 to set up the Labour Advisory Commission (Comissão Consultiva do Trabalho), of 9 March 1994
Name of Act
Ministerial Decrees No.123/2009-130/2009, Readjusting the Minimum Wages, of 11 June 2009, Boletim da Republica, I Série, Número 23, 11 June 2009, 2nd supplement.
Name of Act
Ministerial Decree No.126/2009, Readjusting the Minimum Wage for Sector 4: Manufacturing Industry, Boletim da Republica, I Série, Número 23, 11 June 2009, 2nd supplement.
Wage is what the employee is entitled to, in return for his work, in the terms of the individual employment contract or collective labour agreement and customary practice.
Labour Law §108 (1)
MINIMUM WAGE FIXING
Procedure in general
The Government, in consultation with the Labour Advisory Commission on Employment, shall set the national minimum wage or wages applicable to categories of employees whose employment conditions are such that the protection of these employees is warranted.
Labour Law § 108 (5) Decree No. 7/94 to set up the Labour Advisory Commission
Government decides after tripartite or bipartite body discussions/recommendations
Minimum wage rates are discussed by the Labour Advisory Commission (CCT, Comissão Consultiva do Trabalho) with the participation of the social partners.
Labour Law §108 (5)
The legislation does not set forth which criteria the Government has to take into account when setting the minimum wage.
Minimum wages rates are set for 8 different sectors and cover workers employed in these sectors (see "specific minimum wage by sector" below).
Specific minimum wage rates
» Specific minimum wage by occupation
» Specific minimum wage by sector
There are eight minimum wages: Sector 1: agriculture workers, livestock farming , hunting and forestry; Sector 2: Fishing; Sector 3: Mineral Resources Industry; Sector 4: Manufacturing Industry; Sector 5: Water, Gas and Electricity; Sector 6: Construction; Sector 7: Non Financial Services; Sector 8: Financial Intermediation;
Ministerial Decrees No. 123-130/2009 Readjusting the Minimum Wages
» Specific minimum wage by region
Minimum wage level(s) in national currency
2,300 MT(meticals) per month for Manufacturing Industry (since June 2009) 1,975 MT (June 2008-June 2009)
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