Newly elected Kenya Building, Construction, Timber and Furniture Workers’ Union Nakuru branch leadership has vowed to ensure conducive working conditions for the workers.
The officials made the announcement while addressing the media in Nakuru on Sunday, after holding their branch election as per a court order ruling in a petition that was filed by unionist Geoffrey Lokipapa, who opposed the results of the 2016 branch elections.
In February 2019, the labour and employment court nullified the election results of 2016, and made a ruling that the elections be held afresh.
Addressing the media after retaining his branch secretary position, Maurice Shisoka Shiundu said he will work closely with the head office in ensuring implementation of the CBA for the workers in the field.
According to Shiundu, the process has been derailed by the numerous court cases leaving the workers in a mess.
He criticised the government move to ban logging, adding that more than 10,000 workers in the timber industry lost their jobs.
“My agenda will be simple to ensure the CBA is implemented so that workers can have better remuneration.We will also look into the issue of the workers who have lost their jobs due to the ban on logging” he said.