Labour Minister presents Bill to increase minimum wage

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  • Proposed legislation to include both daily and monthly wages
  • Monthly wage to increase to Rs. 12,000, daily wage to Rs. 500
  • National minimum wages last increased in 2016

Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday presented the National Minimum Wage of Workers (Amendment) Bill to Parliament to increase the minimum monthly and daily wage of workers.

In keeping with the amendments to the Bill, the monthly wage of a worker in any industry or service will be increased to Rs. 12,000 from Rs. 10,000, while the daily wage will be increased to Rs. 500 from Rs. 400.

The minimum monthly and daily wages were last increased in 2016.