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BURUNDI Manual Labour Costs

Workers are legally permitted to form and join unions, although the army, gendarme, and foreign workers are prohibited from unionizing. Urban civil servants make up the majority of union members. Approximately 60% of the 80,000 formal private sector employees and virtually all public sector employees are union members. The current Labour Code permits strikes but only after alternative remedies have been exhausted and six days notice given. Unions are permitted to be affiliated with international organizations.

The minimum wage set at $1.4 to $2.0 per day, depending on the region of the country.

Type of Labour

Local Currency



Daily general worker (semi-skilled)




Daily general worker (unskilled casual worker)




Skilled labour




4.1 Burundi Government Contact List