Workers will have to wait a little bit longer for them to get any salary increment. Their dreams were shattered with the government on Labour Day.
Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli has called for the disbandment of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, claiming it does not serve the interests of Kenyan workers.
The said the commission has abdicated its role of being a constitutional advisory body on wages matters, and instead turned into a regulatory body.
“MPs who are here today, please help us to abolish this body called SRC. It is opposed to lawmakers, State officers, workers and everyone else,” Atwoli said during Labour Day celebrations at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park.
The unionist claimed SRC has been frustrating collective bargaining agreement talks between employers and workers, adding that Cotu would support the proposed referendum just to have the commission abolished.