Press Statement on the increased Fuel Prices: Stop irritating Kenyan workers

Yesterday, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) increased the prices of super petrol by Sh.7.63 per litre, diesel by Sh.5.75 per litre, and kerosene by Sh.5.41 per litre.  This came even after we had issued a warning earlier, through a press statement, strongly condemning the move by EPRA terming it as outrageous and insensitive.  […]

CHAIRMAN COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS’ RESPONSE TO HEALTH WORKERS STRIKE

The Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) is increasingly concerned over the casual manner in which the county governments continue to address the crisis in the Health Sector following the on-going Industrial action by our health workers. Particularly, the response yesterday by the chairman of the Council of Governors, Hon Wycliffe Oparanya dismissing the […]

Dr. Francis Atwoli and Sis. Rebecca Nyathogora among Kenyans awarded State Commendation

The Central Organization of Trade Unions (Kenya) officials among them the Secretary-General of the organization, DR. Francis Atwoli, were among the 471 Kenyans awarded a State Commendation during the 2020 Jamhuri Day Celebrations.  Cognizant of his role in the labour movement not just in the continent but in the globe, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta […]

Dr. Atwoli International Center for Labour Studies to be constructed at Masinde Muliro University

On October 17th 2020, COTU-K Secretary-General held a consultative meeting with council members of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) led by their Council Chair Dr. Musangi Mutua and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Solomon Shibairoat the Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu.  The meeting which was moderated by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of […]

COTU-K Secretary General meets General Secretaries of Affiliate Unions

COTU-K Secretary-General Dr. Francis Atwoli held three hours meeting with more than forty General Secretaries of COTU-K affiliate unions.  In attendance, from COTU-K officials, were also Bro. Rajabu Mwondi (Chairman), Rev. Joel Chebii (1st Vice-Chairman), Bro. Benson Okwaro (Deputy Secretary-General), Bro. Ernest Nadome (1st Assistant Secretary-General) and Sis. Rebecca Nyathogora (Treasurer General). Before the commencement […]

STATEMENT ON IMPOSITION OF INDIVIDUALS AS TRADE UNION OFFICIALS

Our attention has been drawn to a post circulating online that a union claiming to represent Floriculture and Horticulture workers dubbed Kenya Export Floriculture, Horticulture and Allied Workers Union held a meeting with the Deputy President to discuss among other things economic restoration in post-COVID-19. We would like to state as follows: The existence of […]

COTU-K SG addressed senior managment staff of Masinde Muliro University

COTU-K Secretary-General, Dr. Francis Atwoli, addressed senior management staff of Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, led by the Ag. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Solomon Shibairo, at Tom Mboya Labour College in Kenya.   The Secretary-General urged the staff to take a lead in nurturing a society of virtuous citizens focused on professionalism and improving lives. […]

COTU-K SG meeting with Kudheiha workers union and young trade unionist in Kisumu.

COTU-K Secretary-General Dr. Francis Atwoli, today, addressed Kudheiha Workers Union shop-stewards at Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu on issues touching on representation and workers’ rights. The leadership of Kudheiha Workers Union, through their General Secretary Albert Njeru, lauded the COTU-K Secretary-General for his firm leadership and his dedication towards the modernization of Tom Mboya […]

COTU-K supports TAWU initiative on decent work and social protection in the transport sector.

COTU-K supports the resolve by the Transport & Allied Workers Union to improve social protection and enhance decent work for transport workers in informal public transport (matatu, bodaboda, and digital cabs). Yesterday TAWU together with COTU-K, NHIF, Safaricom & NSSF did an awareness campaign a new product called HabaHaba. HabaHaba is an integrated USSD (*303#) […]