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VOL. 93.] SAINT VINCENT, SATURDAY, 17 DECEMBER, 1960. [No. 60.
The following Document is published with this issue of the Gazette.
S.R. & O. No. 39.-The Agricultural Workers Wages Regulation Order, 1960.
17th December, 1960.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGES.
The following messages have been received on behalf of Merchant Seamen:-
From Minister of Transport, the Rt. Hon. ERNEST MARPLES, M.P.
"Seasonal greeting to all members cf the Merchant Navy, and particularly
to those of you who are overseas.
"Seafarers have to spend long periods away from their homes and families,
but I know that absence from home is felt especially at Christmas. So I am very
glad to know that many of you will again be enjoying the hospitality and tradi-
tional good cheer in clubs for seafarers at ports all over the world. May I express
my sincere thanks to all those who work so hard to ensure that this shall be so.
"A Happy Christmas and the best of good fortune for the New Year".
From the Secretary of State for the Colonies, the Rt. Hon. IAIN MACLEOD, M.P.:
"It gives me much pleasure to join with the Minister of Transport in sending
my warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all seamen in the Colonies
and to all those associated with your welfare."
E. A. BRATHWAITE,
17th December, 1960.
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STATUTORY RULES AND O
1960, No. 39.
AGRICULTURAL WORK .S WAG b ELBA b .N
(Gazetted 17th December, 1960.)
1. Short title. This Order.may be cited as the Agricultural Workers
Wages Regulation Order, 1960.
2. Remuneration. The statutory minimum remuneration payable to
the workers to whom the Wages Council (Agriculture) Order, 1956 (S.R. & 0.
1956, No. 19), applies, as well as holidays to be allowed, shall be in accordance
with the provisions contained in the Schedule to this Order.
3: Cancellation. The Agricultural Workers Wages Regulation Order,
1956 (S.R. & 0. 1956, No. 27), is hereby cancelled.
4. Commencement. This Order shall come into force on the
19th day of December, 1960.
Made by the Administrator under section 10 (4) of the Wages Councils
Ordinance, 1953 (No. 1 of 1953), this sixteenth day of December, 1960.
A. F. GILES,
MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR TIME-WOR':.
1. The minimum remuneration to be paid to workers to whom this Order
applies, employed on time-work, shall be as follows:-
Men .. $1.40 per day for a day of 8 ihonrs.
Women .. $1.12 per day for a day of 8 hou;,.
MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR OVERTIME.
2. Whenever a worker to whom this Order applies, employed on Time-
work, works with the consent of his employer for more than eight hours on any
ordinary day he shall be paid (except as is hereinafter provided) for every
hour or part thereof time and a half and for all work done on Sundays and
Public Holidays double time: Provided that this does not apply to watchmen.
stockmen, grooms and workers employed on the shift system but whose total
earnings must not be less than the daily minimum wage when such earning.
are divided by the number of days worked in the period whether paid on a
weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.
MINIMUM REMUNERATION FOR PIECE-WORK AND TASK-WORK.
3. The minimum remuneration to be paid to workers, to whoin this Order
applies, when employed on piece-work or task-work shall be as follows:-
Digging arrowroot: 36 cts. per basket measuring 28" in diameter and
filled to a height of 14"
Digging peanuts: 25 cts. per kerosene tin filled to the height of the tin.
Picking Cotton:. 31/4 cts. per lb. (No deduction for moisture) :
Provided that where a worker is employed on any piece-work or task-
work the employer shall be deemed to pay wages at less than the minimum wage
unless he shows that the rate for a period of 8 hours was not less than the
minimum wage for a day.
HOLIDAYS WITH PAY.
4. Every worker to whom this Order applies shall be entitled to holidays
with pay as follows:-
(1) 7 days holiday with pay for 201 days and over worked.
(2) 6 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 176-200 days worked.
(3), 5 ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 151- 175 ,, .
(4) 4 ,, ,, ,, ,, 126-150
(5) 3 ,, ,, ,, ,, 100-125
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