16 April 2014

Kenya: We Are On Course to Host Labour Day, Says Cotu

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COTU Secretary General, Francis Atwoli.

THE Central Organisation of Trade Unions has termed claims by their rival umbrella union Pusetu that they have booked all venues for Labour Day celebrations "diversionary tactics".

Cotu yesterday said that all systems are in place and that they are in the process of finalizing on the arrangements to make the day a success.

"We started our preparations as from January when labour day committee deliberated. We have so far invited the head of state, various dignitaries, the Deputy President, the governor and some of the Cabinet Secretaries who will join us during this important day in the calender of workers," Adams Baraza, Atwoli's personal assistant said.

He said PUSETU are welcome to celebrate at the Uhuru park,the venue he said has been repeatedly been used by Cotu for a long time. Efforts to reach Charles Mukwaya were not successful as he could not pick our phone calls.

"We welcome our brothers to join us to celebrate this important day and we hope they have no plans either to disrupt or hijack it. If they have such plans, they can as well book other venues available," he said.

Baraza accused their rivals for what he termed 'creating impression that Cotu is in panic mode'. He said the Cotu shop stewards will meet on April 26 to put the final touches on the arrangements to make the day a success.

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