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Kenya : KENYA AIRWAYS signs collective bargaining agreement with KAWU.

A Collective Bargaining Agreement was signed between Kenya Airways and the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU), as per which there will be no increment in basic salaries of workers.

The agreement for the period from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 will only give increments on various productivity based allowances. All increments will be effective from January 1, 2015 with no arrears payments.

According to a statement from both parties, Trusting that our people will deliver, the parties agreed to give increments on various productivity based allowances.

As per the agreement, all monetary clauses would be valid until July 2015 when they will be reviewed subject to company performance with the non-monetary valid until June 30, 2016.

The statement added, In the flight operations area parties agreed have a 5th and 6th sector operation to optimise on crew productivity. They also agreed to increase block hours from 10.15 hours to 12 hours.

Initially, the agreement was signed on December 19, 2014, and is awaiting registration by the Industrial court.

In our deliberations, reduced wastage in certain sectors became the basis for funding improvements in productivity based allowances - an approach that can and should be adopted in other businesses and sectors," the statement read.

The airline has reported an after-tax loss of Sh10.4 billion in the half year ending September 2014 which it attributed to the challenging business environment in the period.

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Date:Jan 21, 2015
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