Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938

Applications for fixing of minimum rates of wages.

44.—(1) Where—

(a) a member of the staff of a shop claims that his wages are unduly low, and

(b) no rules under this Part of this Act fixing minimum wages and applicable to such member are in force,

such member or a person who claims to be representative of the class of members of the staffs of shops to which such member belongs may send to the Minister an application (in this Part of this Act referred to as a minimum wages application) to have a minimum rate of wages fixed for that class of members of staffs of shops situate in the area specified in such application.

(2) Any person making a minimum wages application shall if so requested by the Minister furnish such particulars or information as the Minister may deem necessary for the consideration of the application and if any requirement of the Minister under this sub-section is not complied with the Minister may refuse to consider the application.