The following is an excerpt of a notice of elections addressed to all registered trade unions federations by the Registrar of Trade Unions MRS. E.N. GICHEHA
You are aware that according to section 34 of the Labour Relations Act, elections for all registered trade unions. employers’ organizations and federations are to be held at least once in every five years. starting at the branch level.
As stated in the foregoing paragraph. the normal term of office for all trade unions, employers’ organizations and federations’ officials is (5) years.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Law. I would like to remind all trade unions, employers’ organizations and federations’ officials concemed with organizing union elections that the last elections were held in2011 and as a result thereof, all trade unions, employers’ organizations and federations and their branches shall be required to carry out elections of all officials at Branch and National levels by 30th March,2016 and 30th June ,2016, respectively, and that such elections shall be supervised by officers of the Department of Labour.
This deadline must be met as the elections of officials of Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU)(K) and Trade Unions Congress of Kenya (TUC)(K)must be held before 30U1 August, 2016.