COTU-K Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli, EBS, MBS addresses thousands of shop stewards at the COTU-K Headquarters on Saturday 12/09/2015.
COTU had been disappointed when lawyers came and served the Workers Body a court order barring them from effecting the Nation wide strike planned for Monday 14/09/2015. The details of the order indicates that COTU-K should appear before the Court on Tuesday because it cannot call for a sympathy strike in support of Teachers when the giant teachers union KNUT is not it’s affiliate. On the other hand, Bro.Francis Atwoli has described it as a serious Government conspiracy to frustrate the unity and powers of Trade Unions in this Country. He however promised all Kenyan workers with zeal that the strike will go on however,COTU-K will obey the order to cancel the Nationwide Strike Scheduled on 14/09/2015 because it respects the rule of law but it will fight in Court on Tuesday 15/09/2015
to ensure that the order is lifted.If that will be done,then our strike will take effect in earnest from that moment.