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 […]
COTU(K) Secretary-General Dr Francis Atwoli addressed virtually the opening session of the 109th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC). Dr Francis called for global solidarity in developing a comprehensive Covid – 19 response strategy that guarantees equity & access to vaccines & Jobs.
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). […]
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 […]
The Kenyan Delegation to the 14th ILO African Regional meeting pose for a group photo soon after the PS Eng. P.K. Tum delivered his address to the Plenary that was chaired by COTU-K Secretary General Bro. Dr. F. Atwoli this morning.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]