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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.

https://t.co/CpchkAfGZ6 FKE's stand on proposed amendments on NHIF, NSSF, and HELB Acts
https://t.co/ztwsRghy4P FKE Executive Director Mrs. Jacqueline Mugo @jacquelinemugo addressing the 42nd Annual Conf… https://t.co/119ZRxwmKw
https://t.co/DnapK71qu0 Why FKE is opposed to strikes.
https://t.co/OJCxi8YGt3 Should the President increase the minimum wage ?
https://t.co/9ZAfjUN0Hp Follow AM Live with Stephen Obiro, FKE's Manager, Research and Policy Advocacy
Follow the conversation at @NTVSasa where FKE's Senior Legal Officer George Masese discussed with KUJ's Eric Oduor on state of employment
Board Retreat to analyze the FKE Strategic Plan 2018-22
The Federation of Kenya Employers(FKE) together with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), China Enterp… https://t.co/xp4nCxYgGl
The theme for this year's AGM in Mombasa on 12th April, 2018 is "Skills Development and the Future of Work".
The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) Coast Regional Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 12th April… https://t.co/zGYHUko0hM
RT @rosemmwaura: Do not miss out the @FKEKenya Western Branch Region 38th AGM starting at 11 a.m. All is set and we are proud to host both…
RT @rosemmwaura: Mr. Michael Wanga, Ag. CEO Lake Region Economic Bloc rep' H.E Wycliffe Oparanya, Governor Kakamega County @FKEKenya Weste…
RT @rosemmwaura: H.E Prof. Anyang ' Nyong'o, Governor Kisumu County making his remarks @FKEKenya Western Kenya AGM. We must be skilled at…
FKE trains Employers on current trends in Occupation, Safety and Health (OSH) management at the workplace in Mombas… https://t.co/nnOvrLFvqN
FKE Executive Director, Jacqueline Mugo @jacquelinemugo, attends the IOE Management Board Meeting @ioevoice ,Geneva. https://t.co/8ZcV1zA1w2
RT @rosemmwaura: Well done IOE and to our very own @FKEKenya ED/CEO @MugoJacqueline https://t.co/kBAsRPVdyA
The Minister of Public Works, Ireland, Kevin Moran @kevinboxermoran visits FKE Office at OSC @KenInvest accompanied… https://t.co/uZ9q6B646R
FKE is the only Private Agency that has an office at One Stop Centre (OSC) @KenInvest advising all FDI on employmen… https://t.co/xmTBi9Fd8s
Welcome to FKE offices at OSC @KenInvest Watch out for a joint press conference with Irish Ambassador and CS Trade… https://t.co/P3juASCGil
One Stop Centre @KenInvest where FKE is serving all the FDI by ensuring that all their employment issues are handl… https://t.co/K1j67vZIf1
FKE is proud to be part of One Stop Centre @KenInvest as we prepare to launch the OSC state of the art offices, 14… https://t.co/AnxIw6GGmu
Congratulations: FKE facilitates CBA signing between IG (Invest & Grow) Co-operative Savings & Credit Society Lim… https://t.co/NgK3dtJ5dP
FKE Trains EABL Senior Managers on Staff Outplacement. This is a good corporate practice as we embrace mutual disen… https://t.co/M4cvPwtIN3