How should an employer pay a domestic worker in Uganda?

How should an employer pay a domestic worker in Uganda?

Given the fact that there is no minimum wage for domestic workers in Uganda, employers are responsible for setting a certain wage. This implies that the power to set a certain wage for a domestic worker depends on the bargaining power of the worker. The minimum wage in Uganda was set in 1984 and has not been revised since then. Domestic workers are usually paid between shs4,000 (US$ 1.78) and shs10,000 (US$ 4.44) per month. From these figures it is clear that the current situation suggests that these workers are being exploited. As an employer you are not meant to exploit domestic workers. Therefore, a reasonable wage should be agreed at the start to avoid cases of exploitation.

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