The central Organization of Trade Unions in Kenya COTU (K) estimates that more than 300, 000 formal jobs have so far been lost with more lined up for the chopping board due to economic and social crisis brought about by Covid-19.
COTU (K) has run initiatives such as COTU CARES to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on workers.
Further, Dr Francis Atwoli the Secretary General of COTU (K) commends employers who have retained their employees in the wake of the corona virus pandemic which remains a global threat.
“I want to thank the employers who have kept workers in full employment despite the pandemic and those who have entered into separate agreements with respective unions to ensure no worker loses employment,” Dr Atwoli said
COTU (K) and Social partners Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and Federation of Kenya Employers, FKE signed a memorandum of Understanding that will see firms and companies retain employees during this trying period.
COTU (K) is devoted to promoting decent work and social justice by pursuing human and labour rights of Kenyan Workers.
In this Covid-19 period COTU (K) is working with social partners, the members and enterprises to enhance recovery, prosperity and progress in the post Covid -19 period.