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Section 19 – The Plantations Labour Act, 1951

The Plantations Labour Act, 1951

 

19. WEEKLY HOURS. –

 

(1) Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, no adult worker shall be required or allowed to work on any plantation in excess of forty-eight hours a week and no adolescent of child for more than twenty seven hours a week.

 

(2) Where an adult worker works in any plantation on any day in excess of the number of hours constituting a normal working day or for more than forty eight hours in any week, he shall, in respect of such overtime work, be entitled to twice the rates of ordinary wages :

 

Provided that no such worker shall be allowed to work for more than nine hours on any day and more than fifty-four hours in any week.

 

(3) For any work done on any closed holiday in the plantation or on any day of rest, a worker shall be entitled to twice the rates of ordinary wages as in the case of overtime work.

 

 

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