KPAWU Agree with Employers on a Return to Work Formula
Following a consultative meeting held on 14th July, 2016, between the above parties under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary , Ministry of East African Community (EAC), Labour and Social Protection and attended by the cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, over the industrial unrest affecting the Tea Industry, in the country, it has been agreed as follows:-
- The parties acknowledged that there are pending issues on Collective Bargaining Agreement of 2014/2015
- That normalcy is restored and parties have agreed that all employees to resume duty immediately and in any case not later than 7.00am on Tuesday 5th July, 2016
- That there will be no pay for work not done
- No victimization by either party subject to applicable law
- Parties to have a follow-up meeting on 11th July, 2016 to discuss the substantive issues of the dispute and if no settlement is reached the court process will be allowed to take its course.
- That the parties have agreed on the implementation (interim) of 7% wage increase for 2014 and 8% for 2015 subject to the court process to be paid with July 2016 salaries.
- Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union
- Francis Atwoli – Secretary General – KPAWU
- Thomas Kipkemboi – Deputy Secretary General – KPAWU
- Eastern Produce Kenya Limited and Associated Companies
- Christopher j. Flowers – Grouo Managing Director
- Phyllis Kandie, EGH (Conciliator), Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection and Mr. Willy Bett, EGH Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries