Kenya Airways pilots to go on strike
Kenya Airline Pilots Association has announced a strike notice that will spring on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 6.00 am local time.
According to KALPA, this means there shall be no Kenya Airways aircraft departing Jomo Kenyatta International Airport flown by a member of the association.
The pilots association had earlier issued a 14-day industrial action notice to the management of Kenya Airways in October.
They said this was the last resort in the organisation’s attempts to seek better working conditions for their over members.
They claim the decision to suspend contributions to the provident fund is in violation of the contractual agreement between KQ and its employees.
They protested that neither the employer's nor employee's contributions have been made since 2020, and the retirement scheme has not been resumed.
“We hoped that the management of the airline would soften its hard stance and engage in a negotiation on the issues raised.
"However, as we mentioned at our press conference on November 1, 2022, Kenya Airways management has not made any meaningful attempt to engage and have these matters resolved,” the pilot withdrawal notice said.
The association apologized to passengers who will be affected and regretted the inconveniences caused to their travel plans.