Naivasha flower firm count losses as workers strike over pay
SEE ALSO :Aflatoxin dents Kenya’s food securityAccording to the Kenya Export Floriculture, Horticulture and Allied Workers Union (KEFHA), the farm had failed to honour a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that sought to improve terms and conditions of the workers. The union Industrial relations officer Issa Wafula said workers in the vegetable section were earning Sh4, 500 per month compared to Sh7,800 for those in the flower department. “The workers are further subjected to other hidden deductions and at times they go home with less than Sh1, 000 at the end of the month,” he said. The union national organising Secretary James Okeyo said that they had tried to engage the farm on several occasions over the workers grievances but to no avail. Addressing striking workers, Naivasha assistant sub-county commissioner Sylvia Ocholla said that all parties had been summoned for a meeting on Wednesday to resolve the issue.
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