The labour legislations are not enforced effectively in practice and very few legal reforms were approved in recent years. A monitoring system of the country’s compliance of the international labour standards is not fully operating. Point often overlooked is that the labour regulations cover only the workers from the formal sector in practice, which constitutes a minority of the total employment: Around 80% of the total employment is operating in the unregulated, informal economy (trade, agriculture, daily unskilled labour). 

Togo has seven national trade union federations/centres and worker organizations are independent of the government and political parties.  

A market profile for Togo from the Danish Trade Union Council for International Development and Cooperation can be found at: Togo Labour Market Profile 2018 

Labour Rate(s) Overview 


Cost (Local Currency & US$) 

Rate as of Year/Month 

Daily General Worker (Unskilled casual labour) 

  XOF 27,260 / US $ 47 per month 

 2018 / 10 

Daily General Worker (Semi-skilled labour) 

XOF 117,740 / US $ 203 per month 


Skilled Worker 

XOF 239,540/ US $ 413 per month 


Source : https://wageindicator.org/salary/wages-in-context