Effects of Working Conditions on Labour Productivity in Sugar Factories (A Case Study of Kakira Sugar Works Limited)
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The study was aimed at finding out the effects of working conditions on labor productivity in Kakira Sugar Works Limited, Jinja district. It was guided by the following objectives; to examine the relationship between working hours and productivity at the factory and to examine the relationship between salaries and productivity of labor at Kakira Sugar Works Limited. A quantitative research design was used. Data was obtained from a secondary source and used. Correlation and graphical analysis was used. The findings of the study indicated that the working conditions which included pay and labor hours; significantly affected the productivity of labor (sugar made). The main policy implication of these results is that good working conditions increase employee loyalty, level of commitment, efficiency & effectiveness and hence productivity, and also develops a sense of ownership among employees which ultimately increases organizational effectiveness as well as reduces costs emerging as a result of dissatisfied employees.