For the first time in over a decade the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has organized a wage floor forum for Africa region in Nairobi. The two day meeting kicked off this morning at the Stanley Sarova Hotel in Nairobi and was officially opened by the Labour Commissioner of Kenya who was representing the Cabinet Secretary of Labour Madam Kandie. The keynote addresses included; that one from General Secretary of ITUC Brussels Sis. Sharan Burrow and the COTU-K Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli.
In his remarks Bro. Atwoli stated that having a minimum wage opens up Collecting Bargaining for those not in the Unions’ Collecting Bargaining bracket and that COTU (K) prides it self in the fact that since he took over the leadership of the organization sixteen years ago in 2001, COTU-K has fiercely fought with government to make sure that Minimum Wage goes up yearly and cumulatively COTU-K has achieved a 140% increase which quite remarkable compared to its peer organizations worldwide, I believe COTU (K) remains leaders in the fight for Minimum Wage setting.
The wage floor forums is platform to enable unions to benchmark and learn strategies that they can use to improve the minimum wages the country. It is a component seeks to highlight the need to enhance the Minimum Wage Agenda through the ITUC global
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