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Sao Tome and Principe - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

14 April 2011.
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SOURCES


Name of Act

Labour Law,
No. 6/92 of 11 June 1992 (Regime Jurídico das condições Individuais de Trabalho, Diário da República).

Name of Act

Country Brief Sao Tome and Principe, Financial Standards Foundation.

Other source used

US Department of State - Human Rights Report: Sao Tome and Principe (Country report, 2008).

LEGAL DEFINITIONS


Wage

Wage is everything that the workers is entitled as counterpart of the work provided, in the terms of the contract, the rules applied regulating the activities.

The wage shall comprise the basis remuneration and any other kind of provision provided regularly and periodically.
Labour Law §83(1)(2)

MINIMUM WAGE FIXING

In order to guarantee a minimum worthy susbsistence to workers, there shall be a minimum monthly remuneration, to be established by the Council of Ministers.
Labour Law §99(1)

Procedure


Government decides alone

In order to guarantee a minimum worthy susbsistence to workers, there shall be a minimum monthly remuneration, to be established by the Council of Ministers.
Labour Law §99(1)

Criteria


Cost of living

In order to guarantee a minimum worthy susbsistence to workers, there shall be a minimum monthly remuneration, to be established by the Council of Ministers.
Labour Law §99(1)

Other provisions

The legislation does not set forth the criteria to be followed when minimum wage rates are set or adjusted.

Coverage


Scope

The minimum monthly remuneration can be fixed under the interprofessional scope, considering all workers at the national level, or sectorial level, being then established different minimum wages for the several specific activity sectors.
Labour Law §99(2)

Specific minimum wage rates


» Specific minimum wage by occupation

No

» Specific minimum wage by sector

The minimum monthly remuneration can be fixed under the interprofessional scope, considering all workers at the national level, or sectorial level, being then established different minimum wages for the several specific activity sectors.
Labour Law §99(2)

» Specific minimum wage by region

No

» Minimum wage levels for specific categories of workers


» Youth

An employee who has not attained the age of 16 years shall be paid a rate not less than 50% of the relevant national or sectoral minimum monthly rate of pay.
An employee between the age of 16 and 18 years shall be paid a rate not less than 60% of the relevant national or sectoral minimum monthly rate of pay.
Labour Law §101

Level


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

No general minimum wage applicable to all workers could be identified for 2008/2009.
650,000 dobras ($46) per month for civil servants.
US Department of State - Human Rights Report: Sao Tome and Principe (Country report, 2008)
Country Brief Sao Tome and Principe, Financial Standards Foundation. pag. 4

Last minimum wage update

n.a.

In-kind allowances

In-kind allowances may not exceed 50 per cent of the total wage.
Labour Law §95(3)

Rate of payment


» Monthly

In order to guarantee a minimum worthy susbsistence to workers, there shall be a minimum monthly remuneration, to be established by the Council of Ministers.
Labour Law §99(1)

Enforcement mechanisms


Fines in national currency for non-respect of legislation

Failure to pay the stipulated national minimum wage rate results in the employer that commits the offence being liable a penalty of 10 000 to 50 000 Dbs.
Labour Law §147(1)b)

Results generated on: 22nd September 2014 at 08:12:26.
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