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Kenya: Union success in growing garment and textile sector

22 June, 2018Global brands are increasingly eyeing Kenya to source their apparel as the garment and textile sector rebounds after many years of decline. The Tailors and Textile Workers Union is organizing workers and winning good agreements in this growing industry.

Agreements unite formal and informal metal workers in Kenya

30 October, 2019To effectively unite, recruit and organize informal metal workers, the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (AUKMW) and other unions have signed agreements with the Ambira Jua Kali Artisans Association and the Migingo Self Help Group Association.

Kenyan union demands decent jobs in the auto sector

13 September, 2018The automotive sector in Kenya is experiencing a growth spurt, with global companies Isuzu, Nissan, Scania, Tata, Toyota, and Volkswagen expanding assembly lines. With fewer permanent jobs and more precarious work, unions say this growth is of little benefit to workers.

Kenyan unions prioritize organizing

11 August, 2015Affiliates in Kenya and the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) pledged support for the project on aimed at organizing, addressing precarious work and advocating for better occupational health and safety.

Kenyan union takes Hela Intimates to court over workers’ rights violations

1 November, 2018Pregnant workers fired for requesting maternity leave, and those joining unions facing dismissal: these workers’ and human rights violations have led to Hela Intimates being dragged to the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi.

Kenyan union signs collective agreement with Isuzu East Africa

17 May, 2019The signing of a collective bargaining agreement with Isuzu East Africa shows that wages and working conditions can be improved when unions and employers adopt a conciliatory approach to labour relations.

IndustriALL empowers women workers in Kenya

21 April, 2015On 24 and 25 March a special training for 25 women from IndustriALL affiliates in Nairobi was organized. The women got an understanding of their role in the family and society and learned about women's leadership. They are leaders who just need the opportunity to take off.

Union rights victory at Ashton Apparels in Kenya

15 January, 2015Over 7,000 workers returned to work on 15 January after an eight-day of strike action. The action was the result of the dismissal of 120 workers from Ashton Apparels after they joined the Tailors and Textiles Workers Union (TTWU). 

Union signs recognition agreement with Walker Industries in Kenya

3 December, 2018Unions are boosting their membership numbers and making the most of the growth of the manufacturing sector in Kenya. This has seen the recruitment of 725 workers at footwear manufacturer, Walker Industries.

Kenya

8 October, 2015IndustriALL affiliates in Kenya unite to bring attention to precarious work on the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October.