COTU hits out at Safaricom intended plans that could see thousands rendered jobless

COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli has hit out at mobile service provider CEO Peter Ndegwa for an intended restructuring of the  company that could see more than 5000 lose their jobs. 

COTU has expressed concerns about the prospects of job security of the workers, especially after they were required to re-apply for their positions afresh.

The trade union demanded that Ndegwa change the intentions , which it claimed was causing anguish, despair, and depression among its employees .

Atwoli also accused Safaricom of denying some of its employees to be unionized . In March this year Atwoli had also put pressure on Safaricom to recognize M-Pesa agents as their workers .

He questioned why the hardworking Kenyans, bringing revenue to the companies while working as agents cannot be recognized as employees.

The differences between COTU and Safaricom come just a week before the labor day celebration.

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