JKIA workers vow to keep off work

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Passengers stranded in JKIA

Striking airport employees have vowed to stay put and not return to work until their leaders are released unconditionally.

This is after the operation was paralyzed in JKIA where thousands of passengers were stranded for many hours before seeking other means of transport.

Kenya Aviation Workers Union (Kawu), whose leaders were detained on Wednesday during the standoff that ensued after they made good their threat to down their tools, have declared that no return-to-work pact will be signed without their leaders’ undebatable release.

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GSU oficers in JKIA dispersing the striking workers

COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli promised to make a campaign in an international stage to boycott JKIA if KAWU leader will not be released.

Atwoli sanctioned the move, stating that world over, workers have the right to industrial action, if dissatisfied with the way their grievances are addressed.

The workers vowed to march to the court where their detained leaders will be arraigned Friday morning.

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