Welfare & Educational Institutions

Welcome to the National Employment Council for Welfare and Educational Institutions website. We hope that this will be an informative forum were you will get to know more about our organisation and the services we provide.

We wish to bring to your attention valuable information about the National Employment Council for the Welfare and Educational Institutions. This stretches back to the important projects that the NEC is embarking on, in a bid to create sound industrial relations system within our industry.

Once again, we would like to thank you for visiting our website and it is our sincere hope that the information you will get from this website will be helpful.

Rose Mambo
General Secretary

labour relations skills

Our main business is providing labour relations skills through training, awareness programmes through outreach to all membership countrywide.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Audited financial statements. A current balance sheet provided by the book keeper of the institution where an application is being made further
    than three months after the date of audited financial statements.
  • List of names, grades and current grades and current salaries of employees affected by the exemption application.
  • Reasons for such application.
  • Minutes of relevant meeting held with affected workers in which they were informed of the institution’s intention to seek exemption from paying the prescribed wages.


  • Permanent contract
  • Fixed term contract
  • Casual contract


  • Overtime is performed when an employee works for hours that exceed the stipulated daily or weekly maximum
    working hours for such employee. Further, if an employee performs work during a specified holiday or during his/her
    day off.
  • Compensation of overtime: In a normal working week the employee shall be paid overtime at one and half times rate,
    whilst on a day off the employee shall be paid a double rate.


It is payable to an employee who is required to travel from his or her usual place of work as to necessitate his or her sleeping away from home. It is paid to cater for an employee’s breakfast, lunch, supper and transport, if not being provided by the employer.

It is paid when an employee has completed five or more of continuous service with the employer and is payable on employment contract termination.

It is paid when an employee has completed five or more of continuous service with the employer and is payable on employment contract termination.

There is no 12 annual leave days in the welfare and education industry. Types of leave stipulated are: vacation leave, sick leave, maternity leave and special/compassionate leave.

Statutory terminal benefits such as outstanding salaries, allowances and benefits, notice pay, accrued vacation leave days, gratuity/pension. These are paid as per statute.

There is a set minimum compensation package of 2 weeks salary for every year served.