Workers’ Union oppose controversial 1.5pc Housing tax, warn of nationwide strike

Board members of the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya have opposed the move by the government through a notice directing employers to deduct and remit 1.5percent from salaries for the Housing tax. Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday led by the Deputy Secretary General Trade Unions Congress Dr.Charles Mukhwaya, the officials said the move by the government is illegal since the matter is still active before a court of law. “As representatives of workers we want to state here categorically that the move taken by government is illegal because the…

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Conflict brewing between COTU and Ministry over National Industrial Training Authority Board

Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU) has hit out at the National government over what it terms is move to have cartels take over the National Industrial Training Authority. First Assistant Secretary General of COTU Mr. Ernest Nadome says as COTU they will not allow illegalities through moves being taken by government. He said despite the term of the Director General NITA coming to an end, the Board decided to extend the term. However, he is quick to note that the Ministry of Labor has declined and decided to appoint…

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