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The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 7,234,1807,472,7127,602,668

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 67.90%67.85%67.79%
Men activity rate 76.06%75.88%75.68%
Women activity rate 59.91%59.96%60.01%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
Article 137 of the Labor Code sets the maximum working time to 40 hours a week.
Retirement Age
The retirement age is 56 (blue-collar workers), 58 (white-collar workers), 60 (managers), or 63 (doctors and teachers in private higher education), with at least 180 months of coverage.
Working Contracts
According to article 29 of the Labor Code, working contracts can be either verbal or in writing.
Internship and apprenticeship contracts must be in written.
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
XOF 34,664 (ILO, 2021).
Average Wage
XOF 331,000
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 16% of covered earnings
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 5.5% of covered earnings

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
Workers in Burkina Faso have the right to constitute trade unions, to strike and to bargain collectively. Each worker can adhere to a certain union, provided he is part of the profession represented by the union.
Unions can sign collective agreements (art. 107 of the Labor Code), which have to be written. The constitutions also guarantees the right to strike. However, before going on strike workers and employers must try a conciliation or an arbitration.
Unions
General Confederation of Burkina Faso (CGT-B - Confédération générale du travail du Burkina)
Unionisation Rate
Between 15% and 20%
Labour Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labour

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