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Viability of increasing minimum wages in 2009 in Kenya

Jacob O. Omolo

Viability of increasing minimum wages in 2009 in Kenya

by Jacob O. Omolo

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Published by Institute of Policy Analysis and Research in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Jacob Omolo, John Akoten, and Lineth Oyugi
SeriesDiscussion paper -- no. 110/2009
ContributionsAkoten, John E., Oyugi, Lineth N.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD4923.K4 O+
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 42 p. :
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24567839M
ISBN 109966948023
LC Control Number2010305093

Following President Kenyatta's promise to increase Kenyan employees' minimum wage by 18% and the relaunch of trade unions who would want to increase by 22% (likely to find agreement by around 20), some readers have asked us to publish Current minimum wages that must be respected. Minimum wages in Kenya vary from area to area (geographic): higher in major cities (Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu.   President Uhuru Kenyatta has increased the minimum wage for workers by 18%.. In his address during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park grounds in Nairobi, the President further issued a directive to increase the non-taxable bonuses and .

(1) Notwithstanding sections 5 and 6, the Minister may, at any time and from time to time, of his own motion, make a wages regulation order relating to the basic minimum wage in respect of employees generally in any area of Kenya or in respect of any category of employees either generally or in . South Africa first introduced sectoral minimum wages in various sectors in , a few years after the end of Apartheid. Table 1 shows the general prevalence of insignificant unemployment effects. One of the issues that has been raised is that the enforcement of minimum wage laws has been incomplete, although significant increases in hourly File Size: KB.

Through the s, many early studies of the employment effects of minimum wages focused on the US. These studies estimated the effects of changes in the national minimum wage on the aggregate employment of young people, typically 16−year-olds or 16−year-olds, many of whom have low skills. The consensus of these first-. Issues in Political Economy, , 69 The Effects of a Raised Minimum Wage on Employment: Differences across States and Social Groups1 Stefka Antonova and Mihnea Tudoreanu, St. Lawrence University The purpose of this project is to analyze the impact of a File Size: KB.


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Viability of increasing minimum wages in 2009 in Kenya by Jacob O. Omolo Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evidence of th e effect of minimum wages in Kenya is h ampered b y th e sc arcity of dat a. In a descriptive paper, Omolo and Omitti () find that the minimum wa ge polic y in. COLUMN 3 All former Municipalities and Town Councils of Mavoko, Ruiru and Limuru Monthly Daily rate Hourly COLUMN 4 All Other Areas dc COLI-INN 1.

minimum wages on the Kenyan labor market by: (i) examining the performance of the legislation of minimum wages in Kenya, both in terms of its coverage and enforcement, and (ii) estimating the effects on wages and employment using micro data.

Our findings based on the /99 labor force data indicate that minimum wages were better enforced. Working Hours. Days per week specified: ; Hours per week specified: 52; The general working hours are 52 per week, but the normal working hours usually consist of 45 hours of work per week, that is Monday to Friday 8 hours each and 5 hours on Saturday under the special Orders for different sectors subsidiary to the Regulations of Wages and Conditions of Employment Act, Cap   Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: Inmillion American workers age 16 and over were paid at hourly rates, representing percent of all wage and salary workers.

1 On Jthe Federal minimum wage increased to $ per hour from $ per hour. Data in this report reflect the average number of workers earning the prevailing Federal minimum wage or. The minimum taxable salary shall be Sh13, Central Organisation of Trade Unions had requested for a 22 per cent increase in basic pay, citing inflation which has constantly been increasing.

APPENDIX MINIMUM WAGE KENYA Minimum statutory wages for Kenya were revised on Labour Day - May 1, by 14%.

Occupation Monthly Daily Unskilled employee 4, Stockman, herdsman, watchman 4, Skilled and Semi-skilled Employees: House servant or cook 4, Farm foreman 7, Farm clerk 7, Senior foreman 4, • The present report on the working of the Minimum Wages Act, pertains to the year • The report is based on the returns received from States, fourtwelve Union Territories and CLC (Central) for the year States/Union.

The rest of the Territories either submitted defective returns or File Size: KB. Minimum Wage Rates in Kenya Basic Minimum Consolidated Wages (Agricultural Industry (amendment) Order June ) for unskilled, skilled and semi-skilled employees, tractor driver, lorry and car driver and other occupations.

Below are the current Minimum Wages, as of June LABOUR RESOURCES DEPARTMENT S.O. 94, dated 2nd June – In exercise of the powers conferred by section-3 of the Minimum Wages Act, (XI of ), read with the clause (B) of sub-section(1) of Section-5 of the said act and also consulting the.

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE NATIONAL STANDARD [S.L 1 SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION ofofofofofofofofofof Where any Wages Council Wage Regulation Order applies to any employee, the wages payable to such employee in respect of.

Minimum Wages in Kenya remained unchanged at KES/Month in from KES/Month in Minimum Wages in Kenya averaged KES/Month from untilreaching an all time high of KES/Month in and a record low of KES/Month in This page provides - Kenya Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar.

Average minimum wages in urban areas are between Sh13, and Sh17, The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) has urged the government to improve workers’ welfare by increasing the minimum wage annually.

The increment means that basic minimum monthly wages, exclusive of housing allowances, will rise from between Sh and Sh1, for those living in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu counties.

Increases in the minimum wage in Kenya have led to higher cost of doing business. This is causing a number of firms to consider relocating to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Egypt, Malawi and other neighboring countries where labor is cheaper. According to Jacqueline Mugo, the chief executive of Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), the Kenya’s employers’ lobby, Impact of high minimum wages in Kenya.

Minimum Wages in Kenya1 Mabel Andalón, Cornell University Carmen Pagés Inter-American Development Bank May Abstract This paper examines the performance of minimum wage legislation in Kenya, both in terms of its coverage and enforcement as well as in terms of their associations with wages and employment.

Kenya’s government raised the minimum wage by percent, adding to tax cuts announced last week aimed at reducing the impact on the poor of. Minimum Wages in Kenya has been increased by 14 percent, from Sh11, to Sh13, from May 1, These results must still be gazetted.

Below are the current Minimum Wages, as of June Basic Minimum Consolidated Wages (Agricultural Industry (amendment) Order June ). The study uses the single country static model, the PEP model and the Social Accounting Matrix for Kenya for the year The key research questions are to assess the effects of minimum wages on rural or urban area labor markets, labor migration, and income : Tabitha Mwangi, Florence Nelima Simiyu, Lulit Mitik Beyene, Albert Onderi.

Kenya's yearly minimum wage is $ in International Currency. International Currency is a measure of currency based on the value of the United States dollar in There are countries with a higher Minimum Wage then Kenya, and Kenya is in the bottom percent of all countries based on the yearly minimum wage rate.

30th August, Legal Notice No. THE CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA ACT (Cap. ) Specification of Public Entity IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by sections 2 of the Central Bank of Kenya Act, the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury, on the recommendation of the Central Bank of Kenya, specifies the African Development Bank as a public entity for the purposes of the Act.At the current minimum wage, a full-time worker earns $14, a year.

This means that, when adjusted for inflation, the rate has fallen by nearly one-third since its peak in Supporters of the Fair Minimum Wage Act suggest that increasing the minimum wage will spur quick economic growth. What Raising Tipped Workers' Wages Could Mean For Economy A new White House report says raising the minimum wage for tip-based workers will be a big help to women.

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