Kenya Flight Routes Grounded As Pilots Strike to Request Better Compensation


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Capital FM (Nairobi)

Nairobi — Kenya Aviation routes pilots conveyed their intimidation to take to the streets from Saturday, deadening their aircraft's tasks.

The carrier has said the strike called by the pilots' association, KALPA will cost it Sh300 million per day and Sh2.1 billion per week, a significant catastrophe for a carrier previously battling to create gains.

Talks between Bureau Secretaries Kipchumba Murkomen (Transport) and Florence Bore (Work) who met the carrier authorities and the association bore no natural products on Friday night and were set to continue on Saturday.

The carrier asked its clients Saturday to online contact Client care if going in 48 hours or less.

"Because of the continuous modern activity by the Kenya Carrier Pilots Affiliation (KALPA), we are encountering high call volumes at our Client Greatness Center," it said in a proclamation, "compassionately reach us provided that going in 48 hours or less."

KQ CEO Allan Kilavuka portrayed the strike as "unlawful, poorly planned and superfluous as of now as it will postpone and upset the capacity of KQ to recuperate and in the end return the carrier once again to meeting every one of its commitments."

The pilots are blaming the carrier for pulling out the staff opportune asset, exploitation and badgering of association authorities and KALPA individuals, non-adherence to guidelines and the Aggregate Dealing Arrangements (CBA) as well as administration and administration issues influencing them.

The matter had been forthcoming at the Work Court which named the strike unlawful however they promised to down instruments which they began on Saturday.

Transport CS Murkomen and his Work partner Bore have guaranteed that they are still in chats with the association and carrier authorities to open the impasse.

"We are as yet haggling with them and we are sure that we will track down an answer," Murkomen said, "we are encouraging the association to cancel the strike and allow exchange an opportunity."

Source : All Africa

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