Tuskys Supermarkets closed, Kenya
The-Star.co.ke - Dec 19th 2013, 10:41
All 52 Tuskys supermarkets branches have been closed after employees downed their tools to protest at management's refusal to honour Collective Bargaining Agreement. - See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-147987/all-tuskys-supermarkets-closed#sthash.EmcTs6TJ.dpuf
The employees are camping outside their supermarkets with placards demanding they be heard. This has paralysed operations at the premises. It is not clear what their CBA entails.
Central staff committee of the Kenya Union of Commercial, Food and Allied workers Samson Omechi confirmed that over 7,000 workers in all Tuskys branches countrywide are currently on strike. Omechi also confirmed that the staff have been on a hunger strike for the past two weeks due to the failure of the management to implement the CBA.
"They thought it was a joke now we are telling them it is not a joke. We are serious, it is not business as usual and we are not going back until we get our money." Omechi said.
He also accused the management of intimidation including threatening to sack workers and using abusive language while talking to staff.
"They are running this business in a primitive nature that is why workers have said enough is enough. We are not going back unless they address those grievances now" he said.
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