Workers of a firm contracted by the Mombasa Municipal Council to collect parking fees at the Kenya Airports Parking Services are on a go-slow over salary increment.
The workers said the council has gone back on an agreement signed between the workers and the company management over a nine per cent salary increment and a Sh2,500 house allowance in June. "According to the CBA, the increment was supposed to be effected by July. But they have slashed our basic salary so as to make it look like they have awarded the house allowance," said a worker at the council.
But KAPS boss David Kihumba denied slashing the workers' basic salary. "It is not true we have gone against the CBA. This was a roundtable thing that we effected from the date due. Maybe they should say that they are not satisfied with the agreement we had," said Kihumba. The workers said the company did not give them their July pay slips at first. They claimed that they have been on a glow slow since August 3.
Transport and Allied Workers Union Nairobi central branch secretary Dishon Ogowa, however, said the CBA had not been signed although everything had been agreed. "There are things that they have not implemented well. We are now working on some documentation so that we make things official so that we can go to court if need be," said Ogowa.
Credit: allAfrica News