Kenya Airways “sacks” 140 over two day go slow

A Kenya airways plane./FILE

Nairobi, KENYA: Reports indicate that national carrier Kenya Airways has allegedly sacked more than 140 of its staff in the technical department who participated in the Wednesday and Tuesday go slow.

Among those who have been affected in the troubled airline include Multi-crew operation, landing approvals, line maintenance and those in base maintainers.

The group started the go slow on Tuesday demanding a revision of the salaries to be at par with those working in the middle east.

According to the group, the matter was resolved when they went on a similar go slow in December and funds for their increment released but blamed the technical director Martin Heinz over the funds not being released.

According to sources at the airline, the airline management had earlier warned the striking workers to return to work before dismissing them via email on Wednesday evening.

The airline whose in-flight Msafiri magazine scooped gold for the ‘Best Use of Photography’ at the annual International Content Marketing Awards held in London, has not yet commented on the latest new development.