For this continent too one must lament the absence of wage statistics. In the words of an I.L.O. report: ‘it is extremely difficult to analyse closely the wage situation in African countries owing to the scarcity of available data’.1 There is also the customary neglect of wage policies in development plans. Although more than twenty African countries, accounting for nearly 70 per cent of the output of goods and services in the African continent excluding the Republic of South Africa, have now formulated their development plans, major surveys of them fail to contain a single reference to wages or wage policies.2
KeywordsTrade Union Real Wage Wage Increase Wage Earner Wage Policy
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