What is Mywage Kenya?
Mywage Kenya is a website dedicated to providing free and accessible information on wages and work, labour law, minimum wages and decent work.
Who can use the website?
It is open to all. The information on the website is extremely useful for workers in both the informal and formal sectors, as well as the unemployed who are seeking work. It helps employees (and potential employees) understand their rights in the workplace, and what they should be earning.
Does the Mywage project only operate online?
No – part of the project is to draw in those who do not have easy access to the internet so that they can also contribute and share information. Mywage aims to bring together different stakeholders, including employers, employees, government officials, trade unions and the media, to raise awareness and create social dialogue around wage and work issues.
Who works with Mywage Kenya?
Mywage Kenya has partnered with the Confederation of Trade Unions (COTU) and the Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE).
How does Mywage Kenya collect salary data?
Visitors to the site are encouraged to take the 10 minute Salary Survey. This is a 10-minute confidential exercise, which collects information about wages and working conditions. This data is collected and fed back into the website so that visitors can find out what workers in different sectors are earning.
In addition, each year one random person from Kenya who takes the survey will receive a cash prize of a minimum wage – the equivalent of one month’s minimum wage salary. Click here for further details
Is Mywage Kenya part of an organisation?
Yes. Mywage Kenya forms part of the global Wage Indicator Foundation. The foundation has websites in 70 different countries, including South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. They all deal with salary transparency, labour laws, minimum wages and decent work. The Wage Indicator Foundation is based in the Netherlands and works with journalists, academics, unionists, employers, IT specialists and the scientific community to provide fair and accurate information.
Take the Salary Survey and you could win a Minimum Wage!