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Togo - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

5 May 2011

SOURCES


Name of Act

Act No. 2006-010 Implementing a Labour Code, Law No. 2006, Official Journal No.38, p. 38 of 13 December 2006

Other source used

Other source used

Collective Agreement of 19 May 1995 of Tripartite Negotiations of the Government, the National Committe of Employers and Trade Unions.

LEGAL DEFINITIONS


Employee/worker

Worker is anyone who, independently from his sex or nationality, has committed with another person or entity to perform work under its direction in exchange of remuneration.
Labour Code Art.2

Employer

Every natural or legal person, public or private, which provides remuneration in exchange of work performed by an employee.
Labour Code Art.2

Wage

Wages are all kind of remuneration, independently of its denomination and its way to be calculated, including the minimum wage and any other advantages directly or indirectly paid, in cash or in kind, by the employer to the employee on the basis of the work performed.
Labour Code Art.117

MINIMUM WAGE FIXING


Procedure


Procedure in general

The guaranteed interprofessional minimum wage are determined by order of the Minister of Labour after consulting the National Labour Council.
Labour Code Art.121

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

Minimum wage can be set through tripartite collective bargaining between the Government, the National Comitte of Employers and Trade Unions.
Collective Agreement of 19 May 1995 §1

Criteria


Needs of workers and their families

Yes. When fixing the minimum wage rate many factors are considered such as the needs of the workers and their families.
Labour Code Art.121

Cost of living

Yes. When fixing the minimum wage rate many factors are considered such as the cost of living and fluctuations.
Labour Code Art.121

Level of wages and incomes in the country

Yes. When fixing the minimum wage rate many factors are considered such as the general level of wages in the country.
Labour Code Art.121

Social security benefits

Yes. When fixing the minimum wage rate many factors are considered such as the social security benefits.
Labour Code Art.121

Economic development

Yes. When fixing the minimum wage rate many factors are considered such as the requirements for the economic development.
Labour Code Art.121

Productivity

Yes. When fixing the minimum wage rate many factors are considered such as the productivity of the country.
Labour Code Art.121

Level of employment

Yes. When fixing the minimum wage rate many factors are considered such as the level of employment.
Labour Code Art.121

Coverage


Scope

The minimum wage legislation applies for all occupations. However a specific rate of minimum wage is established for agricultural workers.
Presidence of Togo website

Level


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

28.000 Francs per month.
Presidence of Togo website (Announcement of the Committee of Ministers).

Last minimum wage update

13 August 2008
Presidence of Togo website (Announcement of the Committee of Ministers).

In-kind allowances

Payments in kind are permitted but only as a part of the remuneration which shall be paid in cash in legal currency.

The payment of remuneration in alcohol or alcoholic drinks is strictly forbidden.
Labour Code Art.126

Rate of payment


» Monthly

The rate of payment cannot exceed 1 month for the workers who perform work on two-week term or monthly basis.
Labour Code Art.127

» Other

The rate of payment cannot exceed 15 days for the workers who perform work on daily or weekly basis.
Labour Code Art.127

Results generated on: 31st October 2014 at 07:14:25.
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