The Chief Executive Officer
Telkom Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 3031
RE: VOLUNTARY EARLY RETIREMENT
Many issues are currently being discussed on this matter among Telkom (K) staff. We have also seen your communication to staff on the same through your bulletin to them on the 18th October 2008.
Section II states and we quote that “The company agrees that no alterations to remuneration or conditions of service of the staff shall be made without prior consultations with the
We have received communication from the office of the Chief H/R inviting us for a meeting to discuss the same on 4th November 2008. For what reason would the whole management team led by you criss cross the country to lure members to accept to take a voluntary early retirement if not to intimidate them. I had an opportunity to share a platform with Mrs. Mary Kitta Nalianya when she addressed members at Peponi Road offices this morning and the message she is giving is pure intimidation and this must stop.
We respect the desire of the company as a business concern to set their targets, but the target must be reasonable and achievable. You just don’t set targets deliberately to push employees out. Targets must also be measurable.
As we have told you before, this
Finally, Dominique, as I have told you before, this company requires support to do its business and any negative publicity which you appear to be entertaining is not in the interest of the company. Let us do consultations on matters affecting employees let us provide incentives and you will achieve your targets. We have done it before and we can do it today. I assure you that intimidation will not help.
BENSON O. OKWARO