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Feb 21, 2014

The Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) wishes to urge the Kenya Government to immediately intervene and engage the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentist Union, (KMPDU) over the massive exodus of trained doctors from our Public Hospitals that has been reported across the Country.

Whereas the World Health Organization, (WHO) recommends a doctor for every 1000...

Feb 13, 2014

The Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) has learnt with deep pain the unfortunate death of Ms. Elizabeth Efiketi, a strong community mobilizer and workers’ rights agitator whose death occurred on Tuesday, 11th February, 2014 following a grisly road accident at Ekero shopping Centre along Kakamega –Mumias Road.

As a person, I have enjoyed a close working relationship with the...

Jan 18, 2014

The Central Organization of Trade Unions COTU (K) has learnt with utter bemusement claims of the formation and launch of a trade union federation announced in the country’s coastal town and whose sole purpose is to revival COTU (K).

Indeed eventually the cat has now been let out and it is glaring. The forces of impunity, corruption, deception and fraud that manifests themselves from a...

Jan 18, 2014

The Central Organisation of Trade Unions, Kenya, (COTU (K) pursuant to the then National Social Security Fund Cap 258 Laws of Kenya, in the month of July 2013 wrote to the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Labour Social Security and Services forwarding to him our nominee to the membership of the National Social Security Fund Board of Trustees for him to gazette as provided for in the first...

Jan 10, 2014

The implementation of the devolved system of Government is increasingly becoming a nightmare for most business owners and workers to which the Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU (K) now calls on the Government together with its legislative arm to initiate deliberate measures to urgently address this emerging trend within our County Governments lest businesses are bound to be lost...