CORPORATE INFO

FKE

The history of FKE can be traced to the massive labour unrest of March 1955 in which trade unions demanded better terms of employment. This resulted in large industrial firms concluding that the industrial relations mechanism in Kenya needed to be reorganized. This conclusion led to the formation of Association of Commercial and Industrial Employers (ACIE) in 1956 which was later named the Federation of Kenya Employers.

 

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is the national umbrella body and the voice of employers in Kenya. It serves as a platform for the articulation of key concerns of the employers in Kenya in the areas of socio-economic development. FKE is the most representative employers’ organization in the country, representing the employers’ interests both locally and internationally. It was established in 1959 under the Trade Unions Act Cap 233.

 

It is charged with representing the interests of employers at the tripartite level involving the Government, Employers and Workers, and since its establishment has served as a platform for advocacy of key concerns of employers in the areas of employment, labour relations and social policy.

Right from independence, the legal and institutional framework for employment relations in Kenya recognized freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. In fact these rights are entrenched in Kenya’s constitution and form part of the foundation of employment relations in the country. However, changing economic and political conditions had from time to time created conditions that tended to undermine these rights.

 

Over the years, FKE has transformed itself from a traditional employers’ organization focusing on industrial relations to include value added services that address the emerging needs of the now dynamic labour market. Some of these unique services have seen other companies and employers organizations come to FKE for a learning experience such us the provision of legal representation and organizational capacity building services. Despite a challenging economic, political and operating environment, the membership base has continued to grow steadily.

 

FKE is equally active in tripartite consultation and engagement with government and labour, both on issues that are directly related to the labour market and those that deal with broader economic and social policy. In several of such cases, the representation or participation of the Federation is at the top level. One such high level involvement is on the board of the re-invigorated National Social Security Fund, where the executive director of the Federation is the employers’ representative. Not only do gestures such as this provide an eminent opportunity to contribute to shaping public policy, they enhance the prospect for public policy that responds to employers’ broader interests.

Today we joined members of @SegalFoundation to consider options available to employers within the legal framework i… https://t.co/vmIdDgmyDd
Join us this Mon 8th June 2020 at 10:00 A.M as we discuss, “Predictable Leadership in an Unpredictable World: The i… https://t.co/mssq5OJm1i
To our panelists Mr. Daniel Ogutu, HR Director at the Kenya Ports Authority and Ms. Jacqueline Anundo, Senior Clini… https://t.co/d2r0kbue9u
“Stigma, fear of being tested and loosing jobs has made KPA think about wellness programs centered on the wholistic… https://t.co/BByGtWmVeW
“All employees whether working from home, on unpaid leave or on part pay should feel part of the organization. Cont… https://t.co/7JdnBPQWL4
“Keeping those working from home or on unpaid leave physically and mentally healthy is the challenge that employers… https://t.co/uHxityjdhb
From our 9th Webinar, it is evident that a wholistic approach towards employee wellness is critical for enterprise… https://t.co/3CV1z4sHdt
What are the joint Wellness responsibilities for Employers and Employees ?
Happening right now our 9th Webinar which looks into Employee Wellness programs in the midst of #COVID19KE. What p… https://t.co/0hjpnnogrJ
Join us on Wed, 3rd June 2020 at 10:00 A.M as we discuss What Matters? Rethinking Employee wellness programs in vie… https://t.co/vABX3ClfWb
FKE Monthly Newsletter May 2020 in case you missed it, find it here 👉🏾👉🏾https://t.co/JOD3iTUHr8 https://t.co/32v0vPJHzu
We must agree that the workplace is changing and changing very first. Are we prepared? Read all about it from… https://t.co/03QdxN45zp
The Industrial and Legal Services at FKE are still open and members can access the office for direct assistance or… https://t.co/xDTBPW85WS
The Federation continues to encourage employers to incorporate Alternative Dispute Resolution methods into their em… https://t.co/IGUULn365N
Our 8th webinar unpacked the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and presented updates on dispute res… https://t.co/Sfyrs9c6es
RT @ILO_EASTAFRICA: 10 things workers and employers can do together to ensure a #SafeReturn to work. https://t.co/E3cHcLJBIV https://t.co/n…
The Federation of Kenya Employers wishes all our Muslim brothers and sisters a happy and safe Eid Mubarak.… https://t.co/GZGrIiuDPL
Join us on Wednesday, 27th of May at 10:00 A.M as we unpack the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the tripa… https://t.co/bS9i195Jv6
Are we ready to resume normal business? Send us your thoughts on whether Kenya should slowly start opening up for b… https://t.co/VYLcwD01Qw
It is very unclear whether Kenya is ready to restart based on the limited publicly available data on health care ca… https://t.co/NKMaUe7fAV
“The war is not over, the low number is not and indication that we have flattened the curve. We are putting ourselv… https://t.co/MMpXv0RnXb
Are we ready? "Resumption of normal operations is a delicate balance between public health & safety versus economic… https://t.co/mXk7SwZzzs
Mike Macharia:- During this, extraordinary times, business need to make extraordinary decisions and measures to get… https://t.co/SUSGCWd47j
The webinar explored the business, health and economic perspective towards Kenya's preparedness in resuming normal… https://t.co/VbLVaTrXmz