KQ Management Disregards a Court Order Reinstating Workers

The Employment and Labour Relations Court on Monday, 18th December, 2017, issued orders directed at the management of Kenya Airways to reinstate, with immediate effect, all its one hundred and fifty seven (157) employees from the Engineering section that had been sacked by the Airline for participating in a strike action over their poor terms and conditions of work.

However, the management of Kenya Airways has with impunity, instead opted to issue a notice to all these employees instructing them to immediately proceed on eave for thirty days (30) with effect from 18th December, 2017 “to allow Kenya Airways to reorganize the shifts.”

This move by the Kenya Airways management amounts to outright contempt of the Court order as issued and a clear violation of the same to which the Central Organisation of Trade Unions, COTU (K) will be moving to the same Court for review citing this illegal move by the Kenya Airways towards these employees.

There was no mention of employees proceeding on leave in the said order and it is absurd that Kenya Airways management has opted to victimizing these employees for raising concerns over their terms and conditions that if addressed will go along way even in improving service delivery at the Airline.

Francis Atwoli,NOM(ZDA),EBS,MBS