The Resolutions of the 13th Quinquennial Delegates Conference of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU (K) held on 21st May 2016 at Tom Mboya Labour college

  1. That COTU Kenya will continue to play its role by supporting Local, Regional and Global Trade Unions, specifically ITUC Brussels, ITUC Africa, OATUU, TUFEA, EATUC, ILO among others to bring social justice for the working people.
  1. COTU Kenya appeals to H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces to reward the Kenyan workers with review of the minimum wage by May, 2017 to cushion them against erosion of purchasing power.
  1. COTU (K) appeals to the Government of the Republic of Kenya to revive all collapsed agro-industries i.e. KICOMI, Thika Mills, Nanyuki Textile Mills, Regional Textile Mills, Rivatex, Coast Cashew Nut Factory, Premier Packaging – Ruiru and Long  Young Apparel in Changamwe in order to create decent jobs to the youths to spur economic development.
  1. COTU (K) appeals to the Government of the Republic of Kenya to relentlessly fight corruption in all its forms.
  1. COTU (K) appeals to the government to embrace dialogue and find a lasting and acceptable solution to the impasse regarding Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
  1. COTU (K) appeals to the IEBC to come out with clear guidelines on how workers’ nominee to parliament should be identified and nominated to give due effect to the provisions of Article 97c of our 2010 Constitution. They should spell out distinct workers’ constituency that would be responsible in identifying such representative.
  1. COTU (K) reiterates the importance of the 8-4-4 education system which should not be scrapped but reviewed in terms of content to conform to the present curriculum requirements.
  1. COTU (K) appeals to the Government of Kenya to avoid meddling in the operations and management of the workers parastatal bodies especially the NSSF and NHIF.
  1. COTU (K) demands that workers and members of the NHIF enjoy enhanced benefits that are commensurate to increased monthly contributions.
  1. COTU (K) appeals to the Government of Kenya to create a conducive environment that promotes decent work and micro-enterprises by formalization of the informal sector for prosperity.
  1. COTU (K) commits itself to review its structure to align itself with the devolved system of government and to that end a committee will be constituted to realize this.
  1. COTU (K) fully adopts gender and youth Policies as developed and formulated by both women and youth committees.
  1. COTU(K) Conference demands immediate gazettement of both the Federation  of  Kenya Employers (FKE) and COTU(K) nominees to the NHIF Board  failure to which COTU(K) should proceed to Court and seek such orders.


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