Strike over labor dispute grounds flights at Kenya’s main airport

Strike over labor dispute grounds flights at Kenya’s main airport

A strike over a labor dispute disrupted flights at Kenya’s main international airport in Nairobi early on Wednesday. Hundreds of passengers were stranded following a labor dispute over contracts and job security between the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU)and Kenya Airways.

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Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 1 year

Having been a regular user of this airport in the past, I can honestly say this is a great way to get rid of so many shocking job-for-lifers and bring in fresh faces, there's certainly no shortage of Kenyans desperate for just such an opportunity. And with Kenya Airways now under the direction of someone wholly competent and universally trusted, handing the airline the airport would be a good move. If JKIA doesn't compete much harder with Addis, it will die a slow death.

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