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Atwoli reprimands KQ board over move to lay off 182 pilots

The Central Organization of Trade Unions has said should KQ go ahead with laying off 182 pilots, they’ll move to court.

While releasing a statement, COTU boss Francis Atwoli said KQ had failed terribly at looking out for its workers’ welfare. He added that failure to safeguard the Pilot’s jobs would see him challenge the retrenchment process in court.

According to Atwoli, KQ didn’t notify the employees as well as the Union how they’d layoff the workers.

“We are aware that Kenya Airways top management is holding a meeting currently to dismiss workers. No employee from those who will be declared redundant is represented in today’s meeting,” stated Atwoli at COTU headquarters on July 6, 2020.

The national carrier has been for some time planning to send home 182 pilots and 400 cabin crew members.

“We regret to let you know of management’s decision to end your contract by giving you one month notice with effect from June 24, 2020,” read part of the letter issued to pilots by Chief of Human Resources Officer Evelyne Munyoki.

The exit package includes allowances up to June 24, one month’s salary in lieu of notice, and al the total leave days starting June 24. This move will see the carrier lose millions of shillings in a one-day layoff.

KQ stated that most of their operations stagnated following the covid-19 pandemic. The letters dated June 24 were served on June 29, according to KQs international code.

Atwoli lamented that the problems facing KQ should be blamed on the management. He further urged the government to change the entire management team so that young people can take over the various available positions.

The COTU secretary-general said members of the board composed of people who had outlived their usefulness in the industry.

Also accompanying Atwoli were trade unions officials affiliated to COTU at Solidarity House Gikomba.

“As trade unionists, we will ensure people don’t lose their source of livelihoods. We will ensure workers’ welfare remains safeguarded.

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