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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Social dialogue breakdown cited as main hindrance to realization of CBA in Universities

Social dialogue breakdown has been cited as the main hindrance towards realization of Collective bargaining agreement between the employer and the staff at the Institutions of higher learning. Deputy Secretary General Trade Union Congress Dr. Charles Mukhwaya says not until this is addressed then there will be more strikes in Universities over CBAs implementation. Speaking in Nakuru on Monday during the official opening of a 5-day training workshop for University stakeholders on negotiation skills for strengthened social dialogue in the education sector in Kenya, Dr.Mukhwaya noted that lack of social…

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