Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) have Wednesday morning began a strike protesting the planned merger of loss-making Kenya Airways with Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).
Passengers are stranded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) due to lack of service.
The KAWU Secretary General Moses Ndiema had yesterday issued a warning that the strike will go on even as the Employment and Labour Relations Court suspended the strike paving way for talks.
KAA management had tweeted that the strike will not take place assuring passengers of service at the airports.
‘The strike will affect operations at JKIA, Kisumu and Mombasa’, Mr. Ndiema said.
Kenya airways has issued a statement, through their twitter handle, telling passengers to stay at home until further notice.
Further to the strike by KAWU members, we expect disruptions on flights. Customers on flights after 11 A.M are advised not to come to the airport until further communication is shared. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. pic.twitter.com/XqjxrTf2QK
— Kenya Airways (@KenyaAirways) March 6, 2019
KAWU through their Secretary General is accusing the KQ’s management of financial wastage.
Mr. Ndiema claims the airline continues to pay hefty salaries to senior managers and consultants.
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