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Salary Deductions during TKL Strike
After the Telkom Kenya Employees went on strike they received two pay slips, one without deduction dated October ,22 2014 and 2nd pay slip with deduction dated October 23,2014.

This is an unfair labour practice, because the union and management of Telkom Kenya signed an agreement dated October 14,2014..... signed agreement.

TELKOM Kenya employees, under Communication Workers Union, will go to court after the management withheld their salary following a strike.

The Union General Secretary Mr. Benson Okwaro said a seven-day pay deduction was made on their pay.

“This goes against the agreement signed before the conciliator appointed by the Ministry of La-bour,” Okwaro said during an interview with the Star.

On Friday (24th Oct. 2014), the union reported the disputed issue to the Labour ministry.

Two weeks ago, Telkom workers went on strike over discrimination in awarding performance bonuses.

The union said members were awarded Kshs. 2,000 while top management received between Kshs. 30,000 to Kshs. 1 million.

The union accused the management of continuous harassment and intimidation, particularly at the Call Centre.The union called off the strike after its representatives and Telkom management signed a return-to-work formula in the presence of Labour ministry officials.
Telkom (K) Ltd.

This is to confirm that the parties namely Telkom (K) Ltd and Communication Workers Union met yesterday (14th October 2014) before Mr. F. L. Okelo, the Nairobi County Labour Officer and signed an agreement for the return to work formula.

The General Secretary (COWU (Kenya), Mr. Benson Okwaro called off the strike today and the workers are hereby requested to return to work by 8 am on Thursday 16th October 2014 and continue to work as COWU (K) pursue the remaining issues through other avenues provided for by the relevant statutes.

He (Mr. Okwaro) thanked the Cabinet Secretary so much through a letter he wrote today (15th October, 2014) for the co-operation on the matter.


Return to work formula
A joint conciliation meeting is scheduled at the Ministry of Labour offices today 14th October, 2014 at 2:30pm for both parties i.e.  Telkom Kenya and COWU (K) to discuss and resolve the whole issue of "Discrimination on Payment of Staff Bonus"

Meanwhile, the employees are yet waiting for the final respond.






 Also herein see protest letter from COTU(Kenya)



The General Secretary of COWU (Kenya) Mr. Benson Okwaro called a meeting for all KBC union members on Sunday, 12th October 2014 at Solidarity Centre COTU (K) Headquarters.

   

Mr. Benson Okwaro addressing KBC union members, giving report on the CBA meeting held on 9th October 2014 between Union and KBC Management.


Marching to Solidarity Centre - COTU (K)

At Telephone House, Nairobi


The KBC Membersmeeting that was earlier communicated to be on Saturday, 11the October 2014, is now rescheduled to Sunday, 12th October 2014.

Please read.....


To all Union Members
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

Dear Brothers / Sisters,

RE: MEMBERS MEETING

As a follow up to our last meeting held on Saturday, 20th September 2014. We are inviting all Unionisable employees at KBC (Nairobi) for members meeting on Saturday 11th October 2014 at the Solidarity Building COTU (K) Headquarters starting 9 am.

The Agenda of the meeting will be: -
  • Report on the CBA meeting held with KBC Management on 9th October 2014
  •  A. O. B 
Please let us all attend promptly as important decisions will be made on the way forward on our issues with KBC Management.
     

Benson Okwaro
General Secretary
COWU (Kenya)

 

Pictures from Telephone House, Nairobi below.......
 









Below are pictures taken from Solidarity Centre COTU (Kenya) Headquarters
 
      

     



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Telkom Kenya Ltd.
Letter to the Management of Telkom Kenya from COWU (Kenya) on staff bonus payment
TO ALL COWU(K) MEMBERS
Letter to the C.E.O Telkom Kenya
COWU letter (pdf)

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