Bro. Dr. Francis Atwoli re-elected as a member of the ILO, Governing Body.

  The Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) Secretary-General Dr. Francis Atwoli was this morning re-elected for a record fourth time back as a Member of the International Labour Organization, ILO Governing Body in Geneva, Switzerland during the ongoing 109th Virtual Session of the International Labour Conference, ILC. This means that Dr  Atwoli will […]

Secretary General Mourns Prof.Eng.Fredrick Otieno Former Vice Chancellor Masinde Muliro University.

As a distinguished scholar, Prof. Eng. Fredrick Otieno, the immediate former Vice Chancellor of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, MMUST will be remembered as one of the few individuals who recognized Workers’ ability and role particularly his stewardship in Awarding COTU-K Secretary-General a Doctorate Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters (Labour Relations) (Honoris Causa). […]

Dr. Atwoli delivering his Speech at the Closing Ceremony of the 14th ILO Africa Regional Meeting.

  The African Workers’ Group Chairman at the 14th International Labour Organization African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire who is also the Secretary General of COTU-K Dr. Francis Atwoli delivers his closing speech at the closing ceremony that was attended  the International Labour Organization Director General Guy Ryder and Labour Minister for Cote d’Ivoire […]

Dr. Atwoli Elected as Workers Spokesperson on the African Continent in Cote d’ Ivoire.

  The Secretary General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) was this morning unanimously elected the Workers Spokesperson and Chair of the Workers Group at the official opening of the 14th International Labour Organization, ILO African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Brother Atwoli’s name was proposed by the President of the […]

Cotu(K)/FES Global Trade Union School Training 2019

The Central organization of Trade Unions, Kenya (COTU,K) in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES ) organised A TWO WEEK Global Trade Union School Training. The importance of the  training is to  deepening the understanding of  participants on global and regional integration as it affects trade union work.#tradeunionfuture#decentwork#socialjustice#socialdemocracy

SG’s Remarks during the 4th ITUC Congress.

COTU-K Secretary-General General Bro. Francis Atwoli addressing the 4th ITUC Ordinary Congress in Abuja Nigeria. In his moving address to the Delegates, Atwoli challenged the entire Labour Mov’t on the continent to seriously rethink their organizing strategies saying with a dwindling membership, ‘there is danger ahead’. He added…’ Run your trade Union offices not like […]

Labour Relations Amendment Bill 2019 draconian? COTU vows to fight it ‘with every breath’

Is Labour Relations Amendment Bill 2019 draconian? COTU vows to fight it ‘with every breath’ Labour Relations Act (2007) Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament on April 24, 2019 by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa. And its passage will be an injury to labour unions. The labour movement has now intensified pressure on Parliament to reject […]

Sis Rose Omamo addressing Informal Workers during the signing of MOU.

It is on this basis that the three COTU(K) affiliates with the support from Solidarity Center (AFL-CIO), embarked on a project to organize informal workers in Nairobi. Today marks the begining and success of this long journey.The COTU(K) Affiliates have managed to organise 5,600 informal workers and finally signed Memorandum of Understanding ((MOU) with their […]

Establishing Working Relations between COTU(K) Affiliates and Informal Workers Associations.

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WORKING RELATIONS BETWEEN CENTRAL ORGANISATION OF TRADE UNIONS (KENYA) AFFILIATES AND INFORMAL WORKER ASSOCIATIONS 29TH OCTOBER 2019 For along time,  the trade union movement in Kenya  has been organizing workers in the formal sector. However with shrinking unemployment in the formal sector and the increase in employment opportunities in […]