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Minimum Wages for Shop Workers

Minimum Wages for Shop Workers in Zambia

Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment (Shop Workers) Order 2011

As of January 2011, qualifying employees, classified into eight main grades, are guaranteed at minimum the following Monthly Wages and Allowances

 

GradeQualifying EmployeeBasic PayTransport AllowanceLunch AllowanceHousing AllowanceMinimum Monthly Pay And Allowances
I Package/Good Bailer or Wrapper K419, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is 3km radius from duty station) K120, 000 per month or fee nutritious free lunch K127, 500 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K767, 100
Delivery Vehicle Assistant
General Worker (unspecified) 
Handyman
Office Orderly, Watchman
II Lift Operator K510, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or nutritious free lunch K153,000 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K885, 400
Driver of motorcycle, scooter or 3-Wheeler
Sales Assistant
Packer
III Assistant Bicycle Assembler K600, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K180, 000 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K1, 002, 400
Assistant Dispatch Clerk Driver (requiring ordinary Driving License ) 
Shelf  Packer
Shoe Repairer
Assistant Tailor 
Assistant Window Dresser
IV Bicycle Assembler K650, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K195,000 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K1, 067, 400
Check-out Operator
Driver (requiring heavy duty or Public Service License)
Telephone Operator
Typist
Picture Framer
V Dispatch Clerk K865, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious meal K259, 500 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K1, 346, 900
Ledger Clerk
Costing Clerk
Order-man
Sales Person
Tailor
Upholster
VI Audio Visual Equipment Repairer K810, 000 per month K102, 400 (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K243, 000 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K1, 275, 400
Machine Operator
Watch Repairer
VII Credit Controller Supervisor K950, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K285, 000 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K1, 457, 000
Window Dresser
Shorthand Typist
Cashier
VIII Qualified Book-Keeper K990, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond  3km of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K297, 000 per  month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K1, 509, 000

 

Note:

1.Definition of Shop Workers- According to the revised Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment Act (Cap.276), Shop Workers are casual employees, part-time employees, employees with oral or written, express or implied contracts of service who are employed in any shop or in connection with the business of any shop in Zambia. Shop Workers are specifically catered for by Statutory Instrument (SI) 1 of 2011 that governs Wages and Conditions of Employment for the Shop Worker.
2.Covered of Shop Workers Order- The Order applies to casual employees, part-time employees, employees with oral or written, express or implied contracts of service who are employed in any shop or in connection with the business of any shop in Zambia.
3.Shop Workers Order does not apply to the following categories of employees:

• Employees who are employed as an apprentice (as defined under the Employment Act)
• Employees who work for or in connection with the motor trade or petroleum industry
• Employees who work for non-profit / charitable bazaars or organisation that sell work
• Employees who hawk or print newspapers, run coffee stores, hold a hawker’s license
• Employees who sell / hawk produce on behalf of a bona fide farmer or market gardener
• Employees who manufacture bread or bread stuff
• Employees who receive store or treat fresh milk products, fish, meat, poultry, game, fruit or other perishable foodstuffs
• Employees who deliver ice to hospitals and nursing institutions during the day or at night,
• Employees who sell before midnight programmes, catalogues or refreshments in theatres, concert halls or other places of amusement during any performance
• Employees who undergo collective bargaining (unionised workers)
• Employees with a specific employment contract attested by the Ministry of Labour
• Employees in management positions (as defined under the Industrial Relations Act)

 

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