Kenyan Delegation at the 106th Session of ILO's International Labour Conference

Kenyan Delegation at the ILO’s International Labour Conference

On Wednesday 14th June, 2017 A full Kenyan Delegation led by the Cabinet Secretary of Labour Sis. Phyllis Kandie actively participated in the discussion of the report of the chairperson of the Governing Body and that of the Director-General of ILO. The Cabinet Secretary later addressed the plenary session of the International Labour Conference.

COTU-Kenya Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli, Cabinet Secretary of Labour Sis. Phyllis Kandie, Federation of Kenya Employers Executive Director Sis. Jackline Mugo and the Managing Trustee of National Social Security Fund Dr. Antony Omerikwa among other COTU (K) officials.
From right to left; COTU-Kenya Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli, Cabinet Secretary of Labour Sis. Phyllis Kandie, Federation of Kenya Employers Executive Director Sis. Jackline Mugo and the Managing Trustee of National Social Security Fund Dr. Antony Omerikwa among other COTU (K) officials.

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COTU-K is well represented at the annual International Labour Conference in Geneva, led by our Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli

Address by Bro. Francis Atwoli at ILO’s 106th Session of ILC with Video link

THE 106TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE (2017) IN GENEVA

Address By Francis Atwoli, COTU (K) Secretary General

Click here to Watch the Video recordings of plenary sittings, Bro. Atwoli speaks for a duration of about 10 minutes from 1:11:55 (1hr, 11th minute, and 55th second drag your cursor to that point). The entire Plenary session lasts about 3 hours.

COTU-K Leaders form Bulk of Kenya's Delegation at ILO's International Labour Conference,

COTU-K Leaders form Bulk of Kenya’s Delegation at ILO’s International Labour Conference,

Executive board members and officials of COTU-Kenya led by the Secretary General of  COTU-Kenya Bro. Francis Atwoli are currently attending the International Labour Conference in Geneva. The trade unionists are the majority of the entire Kenyan delegation that also include Government officials and representatives of Kenyan employers. The member States of the ILO meet at the International Labour Conference, every year in Geneva, Switzerland, in the month of June. This years Conference theme is;

Building a future with decent work

Each member State is represented by a delegation consisting of government delegates, employers and workers. (Employer and Worker delegates are nominated in agreement with the most representative national organizations of employers and workers.)

Every delegate has the same rights, and all can express themselves freely and vote as they wish. So it happens that worker and employer delegates sometimes vote against their government’s representatives or against each other. This diversity of viewpoints, however, does not prevent decisions being adopted by very large majorities, or in some cases even unanimously.

Many of the government representatives are cabinet ministers responsible for labour affairs in their own countries. Heads of State and prime ministers also take the floor at the Conference. International organizations, both governmental and others, attend as observers.

The Conference is often also referred to as an international parliament of labour.