Consultative Meeting between COTU (K) and SRC

The consultative meeting between Salaries and Remuneration Commission and COTU (K) Affiliates In The Public Sector Unions from 11:00am. The meeting was attended by officials from The Central Organization of Trade Unions in Kenya, COTU (K) and SRC Commissioners as follows;

  1. BENSON O. OKWARO –  DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, COWU – CHAIRPERSON
  2. EARNEST NADOME – 1ST ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL- KETAWU
  3. BONIFACE KAVUVI- EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER-KUCFAW
  4. HON. ROBA DUBA – EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER-KCGWU
  5. RAPHAEL O. OLALA – KPOWU
  6. MAURICE MISORI-KUPPET
  7. DR. MWACHONDA CHIBANZI – KMPDU
  8. ISAAC MBINGI OKELO – COTU (K)
  9. JACQUELINE NJAMBI – COTU (K)

PRESENT – SALARIES AND REMUNERATION COMMISSION, SRC

  1. LYN MENGICH- CHAIRPERSON
  2. DALMAS OTIENO, EGH –VICE CHAIRPERSON
  3. NELLY P. ASHUBWE – COMMISSIONER
  4. AMINA ABDALLAH, CBS -– COMMISSIONER
  5. MARGARET SAWE -– COMMISSIONER
  6. MUMBUA MUNYAO, PHD -– COMMISSIONER
  7. JOHN K. MONYONCHO -– COMMISSIONER
  8. CPA SOPHIE MOTURI, MBS- – COMMISSIONER
  9. AMANI Y. KOMORA, PHD – COMMISSIONER
  10. CATHERINE WAHOME – COMMISSIONER
  11. CHRISTINE AGIMBA – COMMISSIONER
  12. FRANCIS ANYONA, MBS – COMMISSIONER
  13. ANNE R. GITAU, MBS (COMMISSION SECRETARY/CEO)

APOLOGIES

  1. HON. WILSON SOSSION – KNUT
  2. SETH PANYAKO –KNUN

COTU (K) Bro. Okwaro issued COTU (K) position That COTU (K) will not participate in the development of guidelines. This is due to lack of prior social partners’ participation as would be expected. He further, raised key concerns for COTU (K) which were supported by the team.

The Concerns include;

  1. Interpretation of Mandate of SRC by the Court
  2. SRC Moving to Court to block freely negotiated CBAs and frustrating unions
  3. Lack of Transparency in developing remuneration guidelines for the public service- SRC developed TOR and already hired a consultant without involvement and approval  by COTU (K) and other social partners
  4. SRC is Killing of Social Dialogue among the tripartite partners
  5. Employers delegating their roles in CBA negotiations to SRC