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Striking Jomo Kenyatta International Airport workers face sacking

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Transport cabinet secretary James Macharia hast termed Wednesday’s, strike At  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport  illegal, criminal adding that those who participated in it will be dealt with accordingly by the employer.

Addressing journalist at JKIA  Macharia  said the airport is a security installation zone and nobody is allowed to incite or paralyze such an area adding that those who disrupted the operations will face criminal charges.

‘‘I  want to state clearly that this  is criminal and sabotage  that we can not allow,those who participated will face full force of the law  including sacking.’’ Macharia said.

According to Macharia  they can’t have employees who are not up to the task and that there are so many Kenyans who have applied to work at the airport.

He further denied  claims that the planned merger of the airport to Kenya  Airways will lead to  job loss as alleged by workers under Kenya Aviation Workers Union KAWU.

‘’We had a very sober discussion with COTU secretary general over the take-over matter and we assured them that we shall not sack any employee and we agreed.How do you go ahead and strike on  a proposal that has not been effected?’’ He asked.

Meanwhile  Moses Ndiema the general secretary Kenya Aviation Workers Union( KAWU) has been arrested  over the strike.

 

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