COTU (K) Secretary General Brother Francis Atwoli, who is currently in Geneva attending the 332nd International Labour Organization Governing Body, was paid a courtesy call by our Honorable Members of Parliament at his Hotel. Hon. Anthony Oluoch of Mathare (on Atwoli’s right), Hon. Joshua Kimilu of Kaiti,Hon. Godfrey Osotsi who is Nominated and Hon. Kawira Mwangaza, the Meru Women Rep. who paid him a courtesy call. The Members of Parliament are members of the House Committee on Information, Communication & Technology and they are currently in Geneva, Switzerland to attend the World Summit on Information Society Conference, (WSIS). Brother Atwoli recognized the important role and impact of such International Conferences have on the management and dissemination of Information Globally and thanked the Members of Parliament for their participation and the Government of Kenya’s Parliament for the support.
This morning on the Sidelines of the on-going International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Body in Geneva Switzerland meeting, the Secretary General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) in his capacity as the President of the Continent’s Organization of African Trade Union Unity, OATUU and Bro Arezki Mezhoud Secretary General of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (on Atwoli’s right) held a discussion with the top leadership of All-China Federation of Trade Unions, ACFTU lead by its Vice Chairman Bro. Jiang Guangping. Brother Atwoli was extensively briefed on the recent Political changes in China concluding the re-election of his long-term friend and colleague in the trade union movement President Xi Jiping and the implication of the changes. Brother Atwoli was also briefed on the recent creation of the new office and Agent for International Cooperation that will now be responsible for coordinating all Chinese developments and funding as well as Chinese Aids particularly on the African Continent. The team also noted that the All – China Federation of Trade Union (ACFTU) has equally instituted various Administrative Reforms in its engagement with Trade Unions on the African Continent and sought the support of Brother Atwoli in his capacity as the top leader of the Labour Movement on the continent.
Bro. Guangping also updated Brother Atwoli on the forthcoming Second Africa-China Summit bringing together all African Heads of State and the important role played by All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) in the participation of Trade Unions from the Continent.
Lastly, the ACFTU leader briefed Bro. Atwoli on the forthcoming ACFTU October Congress in which he sought Brother Atwoli’s personal support and participation.
COTU(K) Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli in readiness for the official opening of the 332nd Session of International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Body in Geneva Switzerland. With him is the Nigerian Labour Congress President Bro. Ayubba Wabba who is also a member of the International Labour Organization Governing Body.
The Central Organization of Trade Unions COTU(K) Women Committee Chairperson, Executive Board Member and General Secretary Amalgamated Union Sis. Rose Omamo, who is also a Member of International Trade Union Confederation ITUC – AFRICA Women Committee. Led a delegation of Women and Men at the Tom Mboya Labour College to Celebrate the International Women’s Day, also in Attendance was COTU(K) Treasurer General Sis. Rebecca Nyathongora, COTU(K) Program Coordinators In Charge of Gender and Women Affairs Sis Monica Musau and Sis. Damaris Muhika.#PressforProgress#Women for Liberty#JusticeandEquality#Women In Leadership
The Central Organization of Trade Unions – Kenya Secretary General Bro Francis Atwoli paid a courtesy call to His Excellence the Governor of Nairobi County, Hon. Mike Mbuvi Sonko. Bro. Atwoli was accompanied by COTU (K) Chairman General Bro. Rajabu Mwondi,Deputy Secretary General Bro. Benson Okwaro, Treasurer General Sis. Rebecca Nyathongora , his 1st and 2nd Assistants Chairpersons Ernest Nadome and Carol Rutto COTU(K) 1st Vice Chairman Bro. Joel Kandie Chebii and Bro. Albert Njeru who is also an Executive Board Member of COTU (K). Also in attendance was the Secretary General’s International Adviser Bro. Adams Sospeter Barasa, Administrative Secretary Bro. Isaac Mbingi and COTU (K) Legal Officer Bro. Charles Omanga.
REMARKS ON RATIFICATION OF ILO C189- SG SPEECH
COTU,(K)’s Deputy Secretary General Bro. Benson Okwaro together with the Organizations’ Program Officers held dialogue with LO/FTF’s, Brother Kent Lense and Bro . Kristian Lybek on Social Dialogue and Support Structures for Trade Unions towards the implementation of Decent Work Agenda in Kenya.
Brother Francis Atwoli joins the Minister for Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Hon. Jean Claude Kouassi (2nd on Atwoli’s Right) and other ILO Governing Body (GB) Members from the African Continent during their Orientation Seminar in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. In his address as the longest serving Governing Body Member on the Continent, Atwoli noted the important role the ILO plays in stabilizing the world of work on the continent urging all GB Members to remain a live to what he termed the ‘African Vision’.
Tripartite meeting of African members of the ILO Governing Body, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5-7 February 2018
Brother Francis Atwoli joins the Minister for Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire In his address as the longest serving GB Member on the African Continent, Atwoli noted the important role the ILO plays in stabilizing the world of work on the continent urging all Governing Body Members to remain a live to what he termed the ‘African Vision’
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