Strike by Airport staff grounds Flights at JKIA
Kenya Airways has advised passengers set to fly from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from not to go to the airport following by aviation staff.
The staff under the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) are protesting the proposed takeover of the airport by Kenya Airways, management issues within the airport and unfair staff hiring and compensation.
The workers say the planned takeover of JKIA, which is under review by Parliament will leave most of them jobless.
Flights have reportedly not taken off since 3 am, a sign that the air transport industry is in crisis.
KAWU had issued the strike notice on 27th February but KAA said on Tuesday it had been suspended following the issuance of an order of injunction by the Employment and Labour Relations court on 5th March.
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