Work and Wages

Minimum Wage

In accordance with article 108 of the 2007 Labour Code, minimum wage is set by the government in consultation with the Consultative Commission on Employment. The minimum wages are revised each year in April. The minimum wages in Mozambique were last revised in April 2012. The minimum wage in Mozambique is set differently for nine (9) different sectors. The lowest wage is in the agriculture sector (2500 meticais) while the highest minimum wage is in the financial services sector (6817 meticais). 

As per article 259 (1) of law no 23/2007 labour inspectorate shall monitor the legality of labour matters and supervise the compliance by employers and employees (also refer to article no 260(1) of law no 23/2007). Also the National Inspectorate Board is responsible for undertaking this task. They act upon denounce or compliance.  

As per article 139 (d) of Law no 23/2007 employer’s organizations and trade unions should collaborate with labour inspector, under the provisions of law in monitoring the application of labour legislation.

As per article 267 (1a) of law no 23/2007, when violation of rules pertains to workers in general, fine imposed shall range between 5-10 times of minimum wages, depending upon the seriousness of violation. It can also be imprisonment or payment of arrears as per Mozambican Labour Law. Mozambique Labour Inspectorate Publicizes periodically organizations and or employers that do not observe the Mozambican labour law on papers, radio and TV. 

According to article 54 (5i) of the Law no 23/2007, employees have the right to go to Labour Inspectorate or authorities with Labour jurisdiction, whenever their rights are threatened. Whenever a dispute arises, both the parties can consult anybody of their choice for dispute resolution via conciliation, mediation or arbitration (Article 183 of law no 23/2007).


Regular Pay

In accordance with Art. 110 of the Labour Law, remuneration may be paid according to (i) output, (ii) time or (iii) combined criteria of time and output. Wages should be based on actual time spent at work and be paid regularly (on weekly, fortnightly or monthly intervals) in legal tender (Art. 112-113 of Labour Law 2007).

Regulations on Work and Wages

  • Direito do Trabalho, 2007 / Labour Law, 2007