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East And Central Africa (Wages Boards)

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in which of the territories in East and Central Africa wages boards have been established; and for which industries.

Standing advisory boards with wage-fixing functions covering the whole territory or whole provinces exist in Kenya, Nyasaland and Uganda. Ad hoc wages boards exist in Northern Rhodesia to determine the wages of African labourers in building and civil engineering in the copper belt; of African shop assistants in the Eastern Province; and of Asian shop assistants. Ad hoc wages boards have also been set up in Zanzibar to advise on minimum wages for dairy workers; for workers in producing, packing and bagging; for carters; and for tailors.