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Flower Farm Workers' CBA to be signed in two weeks

By ANTONY GITONGA | Published Mon, July 24th 2017 at 00:00, Updated July 23rd 2017 at 18:56 GMT +3
COTU secretary-general Francis Atwoli flanked by NHIF CEO Geoffrey Mwangi address the press at Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha after a three day consultative meeting. The fund expressed its concern over increased cases of medical fraud from both the private and public practitioners. Pix By Antony Gitonga

A new pay deal for flower workers will be signed in two weeks, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has said.

Atwoli said negotiations on the collective bargaining agreement between the Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) and flower firms were at an advanced stage.

The Cotu boss, who is also the KPAWU secretary general, downplayed a threat from a new rival union. Two weeks ago, the Kenya Export Floriculture Horticulture and Allied Workers Union began registering workers in the sector after a court okayed its registration.

Atwoli said although the issue was in still court, it was clear that KPAWU had the best interests of workers at heart.

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