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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.

Join us this Thursday, 13th August 2020 as we look into Employee Wellness for Optimum Productivity. Register for th… https://t.co/TJlcAE48J8
RT @MukopiMichael: @FKEKenya @ilo @LabourSPKE @ioevoice @Ihrm_Kenya @nita_kenya @nhifkenya An occupational disease is a disease or disorder…
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The biggest debate in today's training session,Is #COVID19 an occupational disease? What do you think? cc: @ilohttps://t.co/55jYl4UdhI
A team of FKE experts take members through the legal provisions and guidelines in managing safety and health at wor… https://t.co/md35hPc2Q0
RT @KenyaBankers: We take this opportunity to congratulate @KenyaBankers Chief Executive Officer Dr. @HabilOlaka on his appointment as @FKE
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#EidAlAdha to you and your families. https://t.co/aTQDoQY6oV
@LePicSchool Thank you very much. We commit to provide quality services to our members.
We were glad to be joined by Prof. Mthunzi Mdwaba as a guest speaker in the 61st #FKEAGM2020. Mthunzi unpacked the… https://t.co/IQauaajCZ8
Enterprises must take up far more innovative approaches. Skills, skilling, upskilling must not stop, @Tzoro1 #FKEAGM2020
Prof. Mthunzi, “Employer organizations are key allies to help businesses to build their resilience.” #FKEAGM2020 https://t.co/hdadFgyfqa
"In these challenging times, there must be a paradigm shift, Africa must speak with one voice," Mr. Muthunzi Mdwaba… https://t.co/Zwp5x2dghM
Dr. @HabilOlaka, the CEO Kenya Bankers Association receives the instruments of power as he steps into the National… https://t.co/m1gyKZlyNU
@mejiwa Yes it is. Idd- ul- Azha.
RT @mejiwa: @FKEKenya is it public holiday on friday ?
We thank the out going National President Mr. Mark Obuya who diligently served FKE from 2016-2020. He steered FKE t… https://t.co/LdYmEcAcS5
The Federation continued to provide quality services and effective representation and advocacy to enhance organizat… https://t.co/1XsoxLzWeg
The achievements made so far have only been possible with the strong support and commitment of our members and partners. #FKEAGM2020
"As we start our journey into another decade, FKE remains focused and true to its core mandate and to the singular… https://t.co/WAZQ5plMSF
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Businesses have to adopt to new areas of providing goods and services to the shifting consumer preferences like hom… https://t.co/Q7vYlVwvBQ
The National President, Mark Obuya, "Given the impact of Covid"- 19 on businesses, we must redeploy and reskill lab… https://t.co/xdtkVran3r
Happening now, FKE’s 61st Annual General Meeting, “Path to Recovery: Building Sustainable Enterprises of the Future… https://t.co/JsAMp2rKZR
RT @KRACorporate: Join us tomorrow as we discuss the changes in the Finance Act 2020. Register for the forum on https://t.co/iYAmyx3IWs…