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The Timber Industries Employers Association - 2013

Start date: → 2013-07-01
End date: → 2015-06-30
Name industry: → Manufacturing
Name industry: → Manufacture of furniture, Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Public/private sector: → In the private sector
Concluded by:
Names associations: → The Timber Industries Employers Association
Names trade unions: →  COTU - Kenya Building, Construction, Timber, Furniture and Allied Employees Union


Maximum for sickness pay (for 6 months): → 38 %
Maximum days for paid sickness leave: → 90 days
Provisions regarding return to work after long-term illness, e.g. cancer treatment: → 
Paid menstruation leave: → No
Pay in case of disability due to work accident: → Yes


Maternity paid leave: → 13 weeks
Maternity paid leave restricted to 100 % of basic wage
Job security after maternity leave: → Yes
Prohibition of discrimination related to maternity: → No
Prohibition to oblige pregnant or breastfeeding workers to perform dangerous or unhealthy work: → 
Workplace risk assessment on the safety and health of pregnant or nursing women: → 
Availability of alternatives to dangerous or unhealthy work for pregnant or breastfeeding workers: → 
Time off for prenatal medical examinations: → 
Prohibition of screening for pregnancy before regularising non-standard workers: → 
Prohibition of screening for pregnancy before promotion: → 
Facilities for nursing mothers: → No
Employer-provided childcare facilities: → No
Employer-subsidized childcare facilities: → No
Monetary tuition/subsidy for children's education: → No
Paid leave per year in case of caring for relatives: → 14 days
Paternity paid leave: → 14 days


Part-time workers excluded from any provision: → 
Provisions about temporary workers: → 
Apprentices excluded from any provision: → 
Minijobs/student jobs excluded from any provision: → 


Working hours per day: → 8.0
Working hours per week: → 44.0
Working days per week: → 5.5
Paid annual leave: → 27.0 days
Paid annual leave: → 5.0 weeks
Paid bank holidays: → Christmas Day (25th December), Human Rights Day / Vernal Equinox Day (21st March), Chile Independence Day (18th September), John Chilembwe Day (15th January), 404001
Rest period of at least one day per week agreed: → Yes
Provisions on flexible work arrangements: → 


Wages determined by means of pay scales: → No
Wages specified according to skill level: → 0
Wages specified according to job title: → 1
Provision that minimum wages set by the government have to be respected: → 
Adjustment for rising costs of living: → 0

Wage increase

Wage increase: → 11.0 %
Wage increase starts: → 2013-06

Premium for evening or night work

Premium for evening or night work: → KES 3.4 per month
Premium for night work only: → Yes

Extra payment for annual leave

Premium for overtime work

Premium for overtime work: → 150 % of basic wage

Premium for Sunday work

Premium for Sunday work: → 200 %

Allowance for seniority

Allowance for seniority: → 2.0 % of basic wage
Allowance for seniority after: → 5 years of service

Meal vouchers

Meal allowances provided: → Yes
→ 238.0 per meal
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