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VOL. 101.] SAINT VINCENT. FRIDAY, 29 NOVEMBER, 1968. [No. 79.
The following Document is published with this issue of the
S.R. & 0. No. 66.-Shop Assistants' Wages Regulation, 1968.
J. V. ALVES,
Chief Minister's Office.
CHIEF MINISTER'S OFFICE,
29th November, 1968.
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STA TJTORY RULES AND ORDERS,
,1968, No. 66.
SHOP ASSISTANTS WAGES REGULATION CRDER.
(Gazetted 29th November, 1968.)
1. Short title. This Order may be cited as the Shop Assistants Wages
Regulation Order, 1968.
2. Remuneration and Holidzys. The mtatutrVy minimum remuneration
payable to persons employed in shops, as well as holidays to be allowed, shall
be in accordance with provisions contained in the Schedule to this Order.
3. Commencement. This Order shall come into force e on the first day of
4. Cancellation. The Shop A:,i tants' Wages Regulation Order, 1964
(S.R. & 0. 1964, No. 19) is hereby cancelled.
Made by the Administrator under section 10 (4) of the Wages Council
Ordinance, 1953 (No. 1 of 1953), this 19th day of November, 1968.
MINIMUM REMUNERATION OF SHOP ASSISTANTS.
1. The minimum rate of remuneration to be paid to the assistants in the
Town of Kingstown and within a radius of two miles thereof shall be as
A. Sales Clerks
(a) Males ...... $60.00 per month or $15.00 per week
(b) Females ...... $52.00 per month or $13.72 per week
In other areas the minimum rate of remuneration shall be as follows:-
(a) Males ...... $55.00 per month or $13.75 per week
(b) Females ...... $46.00 per month or $11.62 per week
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Provided that the minimum r.,muneration to be paid to sales clerks under
18 years and over the age of 14 years shall be ir\Nenlv-five per centum of the
Provided further that sales clerks 1 years f age and over who have been
employed for the first time as a sale clear' shall be paid for the first six months
seventy-five poc centum of the above r.Ate and thereafter the above minimum
rates shall apply.
B. Othc.' Categorits
(a) Cash Boys ...... $10.00 per week
(b) Office Boys ...... $10.00 per week
(c) Packers preparing goods, for ,le and is store room $12.00 per week
(d) Porters ...... $14.00 per week
(e) Watchmen ...... $14.00 per week
"Sales Clerks" means any person engaged in selling any goods or articles
to members of the public a'ld includes cashiers and person- employed at Gas
"Cash Boy" means any person under 18 years of age taking goods and
cash to the cashier from the sales c>rk; to be pi id for by the customer.
"Office Boy" means any person performing the duties of messenger in
the office of a shop.
"Packer.;" near:s persons working in the sore rooms weighing and par-
celling goods and packing goods in the display shelves in a sales room and
persons engaged in assorting and packing goods in the store room and delivering
goods to the sales clerk.
"Porters" means any persons tran sporting goods to cr from a shop or
place of business or on tlihe premises of a business.
"Watchmen" means persons employed to watch shops or offices during
holidays or at night.
C. Office Clerks
(a) Males ..... $68.75 per mout"i
(b) Females .... $62.50 per month
Provided that the minimum remun, ration to be paid to all Office Clerks
under the age or 18 years and over the age of 14 years shall be seventy-five
per centum of the above rates.
Provided further '.hat Office Clerks 18 years and over who have been em-
ployed for the first time as an Office Clerk shall be paid for the first six months
eighty per centum of the above rates a,:d thcrea:fter the above minimum rate
"Office Clerks" means a book-keepe:, a typist or any person employed in
a shipping, commission, estate or insurance office.
2. Overtime Wages. (1) Every person employed:-
(a) in or about the business of any shop-
(i) on a Public Holiday; or
(ii) during any period in excess of eight hours including one hour
for meals on any day; or
(iii) during a period of natural disaster; or
(iv) in the town of Kingstown and within a radius of two miles
thereof; outside normal working hours when a tourist ship is in
the port of Kingstown;
(b) in or about the business of an Airport Shop-
(i) on Sundays; or
(ii) earlier than eight o'clock in the morning or later than four
o'clock in the evening of any day;
(c) in or about the business of any shop other than an Airport shop or
(i) during any period in excess of forty-four hours in any week; or
(ii) later than four o'clock in the afternoon on any day during the
Christmas shopping season,
shall be entitled to be paid overtime for the period during which he is employed.
(2) The hourly rates of overtime shall be:-
(a) in respect of employment-
(i) in any shop outside the prescribed hours of business during
the period of the natural disaster; or
(ii) in any shop other than an Airport Shop or pharmacy during
the period in excess of eight hours in any day, or later than
four o'clock in the afternoon on any day during the Christ-
mas shopping season; or
(iii) in an Airport Shop earlier than eight o'clock in the morning
or later than four o'clock in the afternoon on any day,
one and one-half times the hourly equivalent of the normal wages payable to
the person so employed during the week in which he was so employed;
(b) in respect _of employment in any shop on a Public Holiday when a
tourist ship is in the port of Kingstown; twice the hourly equivalent
of the normal wages payable to the person so employed.
Provided that the total amount paid for such employment shall not be less
than the sum of two dollars.
(c) in respect of employment-
(i) in an Airport Shop during any period in excess of eight hours
in any day; or
(ii) in any shop in any circumstances specified in sub-paragraph (1)
of this paragraph other than circumstances in respect of which
overtime rates are specified in (a) and (b) of this sub-para-
twice the hourly equivalent of the normal wages payable to the persons so
employed during the week in which he was so employed.
(3) Whree normal wages are not payable to any person during any week in
which he is so entitled to be prid overtime wages under this Order, then, for
the purpose of calculating such overtime wages:-
(a) the. last normal wages payable to him before he becomes entitled to
such overtime wages; or
(b) if normal wages were never payable to him, or if it is impracticable
to use the normal wages prescribed in (a) of this sub-paragraph (3)
as a basis for calculating such overtime wages the normal wages pay-
able during that week to any person working in the same category
as himself either in the same shop or in any other shop in the district,
village or town,
shall be deemed to be the normal wages payable to him during that week.
3. Holidays with pay.
(a) Every Shop Assistanl shall, in addition to Public Holidays, be en-
titled to not less than fourteen working days holiday in every year,
with full pay, aftei- the completion of one year's service. If during
the course of the second or :ny subsequent year of employment, the
services of a Shop Assistant should be terminated, he shall be paid
for the proportional part of the holidays due at the time of the
(b) Every Shop Assistant who has completed six months continuous
service shall, in addition to the above, be entitled to seven days sick
leave with full pay on production of a Medical Certificate before the
thirl day of absence from work through illness.
Provided that no Shop Assistant shall be entitled to more than
seven days sick leave in any one year.
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