Minimum Wage in Guinea- Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a separate legislation relating to minimum wages in Guinea?

No, in Guinea there is not a separate legislation relating to minimum wages, but all employees are entitled to a minimum wage by law. The guaranteed minimum rate for an hour of work is determined by decree (Article 211 of the Labour Code). The minimum wage in each category with the exception of frames and the like are set and changed by the management company in accordance with the trade union (Article 61 of the collective agreement of mines and quarries). These different items are not applied effectively today in Guinea. Trade unions are currently in talks with the government so that the minimum wage be applied effectively.

Do one or more minimum wages exist that is/are determined by law?

Yes more than one minimum wage exists in Guinee.

At what level is minimum wages determined at?

Minimum Wages is determined at Sectoral level. However, there are no statistics available regarding the minimum wage by sector, socio-professional group or skills at national level.

On what basis is minimum wage calculated?

Minimum Wage is calculated on hourly basis. The Labour Code enshrines the minimum guaranteed rate for an hour is determined by decree (Article 211).

Are governmental bodies, employer and/or trade union representatives involved in minimum wages setting?

Governmental bodies namely Ministry of Labour; Employer organisations, namely The National Council of Employers Guinea (CNPG) and Trade unions/trade union confederations, namely The National Confederation of Workers of Guinea (CNTG) are involved in minimum wage settings.

How are upratings (adjustments) of minimum wage decided upon?

Upratings of minimum wage is jointly decided by government, employer and trade union representatives.

Which are the components of minimum wage in Guinea?

There are no separate components of minimum wages.

What is/are the yardstick/s on which minimum wage upratings are based?

Information not available.

What is National Poverty line?

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What is the incidence of minimum wages(s) in the national labour force (wage earners only)?

Information not available.

How is minimum wages compliance regulated?

Information not available.

Which legal sanctions can be applied in compliance is lacking?

Provisions of articles 206 (§1 et 2), 211, 213, 214, 215, 217 (§ 2) of the Labour Code are liable to a fine from 30 000 to 300 000 FG, and, in case of repeat offence, from 60 000 to 600 000 FG. (Art. 236 of the Labour Code).

Are sanctions often being applied?

Information not available.

Are employer and/or trade union representatives involved in compliance procedures?

Information not available.

To whom/Where can individuals complain, if they think they are earning less than minimum wage?

Information not available.