FKE obtains Court Orders to stop COTU-K's Nation Wide Strike

COTU-K’s planned strike has faced opposition from the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) who termed it illegal.

FKE said the seven-day strike planned by COTU would adversely affect the economy saying the union is not party to the dispute between TSC, and Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet).

In a public rally last week, COTU-K had vowed to join teachers in their strike in a bid to push the government to adhere to their salary demands.

The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-K) has suspended its national workers strike that had been planned for Monday 14/09/2015 to support striking teachers.

The Union’s Secretary General Bro.Francis Atwoli said he has been advised by their lawyers to wait for Tuesday’s court ruling, on a case in which the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is challenging teachers’ pay increment, before making a decision.

The order barring the Central Organisation of Trade Unions from joining the teachers’ strike were extended to Wednesday 23/09/2015 next week, when a dispute between it and employers will be heard.

The parties will be appearing in court on WednesdayORDER.

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