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Work conditions in Mauritius

The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 605,789606,150593,317

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 66.34%66.20%66.17%
Men activity rate 80.53%79.98%79.51%
Women activity rate 52.12%52.39%52.81%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
45 huors per week
Retirement Age
65 years
Working Contracts
Employment contracts in Mauritius may be for either a permanent or fixed-term and have to be in writing if the agreement to work is for more than a month.
A fixed-term contract is deemed to be a permanent contract when there is a break not exceeding 28 days between any two fixed-term contracts.
Labour Laws
International Labour Organization (ILO),
Information System on International Labour Standards - Mauritius

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
MUR 3,986 per month (source: ILO, 2011).
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: For an employee, other than a public sector employee, earning a basic wage or salary not exceeding MUR 50,000 in a month, the social contributions rate payable by the employer is 3% (4.5% for public employees).
For an employee, other than a public sector employee, earning a basic wage or salary exceeding MUR 50,000 in a month, the social contributions rate payable by the employer is 6% (9% for public employees).
For an employee who is in the domestic service earning a basic wage or salary not exceeding MUR 3,000 in aggregate in a month from one or more employers, the social contributions rate payable by the employer is 3%.
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: For an employee, other than a public sector employee, earning a basic wage or salary not exceeding MUR 50,000 in a month, the social contributions rate payable by the employer is 1.5% (0% for public employees).
For an employee, other than a public sector employee, earning a basic wage or salary exceeding MUR 50,000 in a month, the social contributions rate payable by the employer is 3% (0% for public employees).

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Social Partners

Labour Unions
Mauritius Labour Congress (MLC)
Mauritius Trade Union Congress (MTUC)
National Trade Union Confederation (NTUC)
Unionisation Rate
10.1% as of 2022
Labour Regulation Bodies

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