Allowances to Plantation Workers ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Competent authority.

3. Application of this Act.

4. Provisions of the Wages Boards Ordinance to apply in case of certain allowances.

5. Minister to specify allowance.

6. This Act to have force and effect notwithstanding anything in any other written law.

7. Maintenance of records by employers.

8. Power of competent authority.

9. Failure to pay sum due to workers.

10. Certain laws not to apply to workers to whom this Act applies.

11. Regulations.

12. Interpretation.

72 of 1981.

AN ACT to provide for the payment of allowances to plantation workers, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 19th November, 1981]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Allowances to Plantation Workers Act.

2. Competent authority.

The Commissioner shall be the competent authority for the purposes of this Act.

3. Application of this Act.

With effect from the appointed date, the provisions of this Act shall apply to, and in relation to, plantation workers in the following trades, namely:

(a) the tea growing and manufacturing trade;

(b) the rubber growing and manufacturing trade;

(c) the coconut growing trade;

(d) the cocoa, cardamom and pepper growing and manufacturing trade;

(e) the cinnamon trade; and

(f) the tobacco trade,

and such workers, shall be entitled to the allowances specified under section 5, irrespective of the extent of the plantation.

4. Provisions of the Wages Boards Ordinance to apply in case of certain allowances.

The provisions of the Wages Boards Ordinance shall apply to, and in relation to, payments of any allowances under this Act, to workers specified in section 3, as though such payments were required to be made by a decision made by the appropriate Wages Board.

5. Minister to specify allowance.

(1) The Minister shall, by Order published in the Gazette, specify any allowance that is or may become payable to any of the categories of workers specified in section 3.

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