KENYA AIRWAYS OPERATIONS WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED FOLLOWING A MOVE STOPPING A PENDING STRIKE.

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COMMERCIAL MAGISTRATE MATHEW NDUMA NDERI. (2)

The Employment and Labour Relations Court Justice Nduma Nderi who stopped a pending Kenya Airways pilot strike.

BY THOMAS KARIUKI.

The High Court has stopped a pending Kenya Airways pilot strike that would have paralysed the operations of the national carrier.

The court agreed with the airline that the move will interfere with most if not all its daily operations and flights.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court issued a temporary reprieve stopping the strike after Kenya Airways filed a suit claiming the planned strike is illegal.

The order will remains in force until May 9 when Justice Nduma Nderi will hear the matter from all the parties.

The Kenya Airlines Pilots Association (Kalpa) on Tuesday threatened to down their tools if the CEO Kenya Airways Mr Mbuvi Ngunze will not have resigned by Thursday midday.

This move, if it had not been stopped, would have brought to a halt the troubled Kenya Airways’ operations.

The Kenyan carrier announced a loss of Sh25 billion this year and has been employing all strategies possible to save the airline from sinking.

“An interim order is hereby granted restraining Kalpa, its members, agents or sympathizers from calling, participating or engaging in any form of industrial action including strikes, go-slow, or withdrawal of goodwill on account of an alleged mismanagement of Kenya Airways or otherwise or on account of the ongoing restructuring process pending the hearing,” Justice Nderi ordered.

 

 


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