COTU(K) Demands Funds to Shield Workers
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Hon. Ukur Yattani expected to read a Kshs. 2.73 trillion budget on 11th June 2020, we expect allocation to shield workers and the economy from the adverse impacts of COVID__19 pandemic through tax reliefs for workers and expansion social protection to the most vulnerable including thousands workers who have lost their jobs, increase in allocation to the Labour Institutions including Ministry of Labour and Social Protection among others.
The Government must increase its funding and extend its efforts in protecting workers through promotion if Occupational Safety and Health measures that will curb the spread of Covid-19 at work places.
The government must spend more on responding to Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the world of work.