Trade Unions urge govt to honour CBAs in order to avert strikes


Nairobi, KENYA: Parties involved in the labour disagreements and strikes especially the government have been urged to honour the collective bargaining agreements they sign in order to avert strikes that have been rocking the country.

In an exclusive interview with Baraka FM on Wednesday, Kenya University Staff Union sec general Dr Charles Mukhwaya said that the fundamental cause of strikes affecting the country has been occasioned by the government’s failure to honour the CBA it signs with involved parties which in turn propels industrial actions.

He also urged involved parties to have in depth talks and iron out complex labour issues to avoid stalemate in labour sector.

“Involved parties in the labour issues are supposed to have extensive talks ,and they must honour the CBA ,if one party flouts the CBA then we will continue witnessing strikes.That is why we say the government must honour the CBA it always signs.” Dr Mukhwaya said.

On the other hand, the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya ,TUC, held a capacity building workshop so as to enhance gender rights in working stations.

Addressing the media after the workshop TUC secretary general Wilson Sossion took an issue on matters regarding empowering women indicating that it is time now to ensure that women rights are enhanced hence improving the economy as women are key figures in economic development.

Sossion pointed that there is a future where women will lead in several fronts including trade unions and political leadership. of Kenya