collective bargaining agreements

Not all a bed of roses in Kenya’s flower export industry

A newcomer to Kenya’s trade union scene has been trying to have a more established trade union elbowed out of the way by the high court. The Kenya Export, Floriculture, Horticulture and Allied Workers Union says it should be the only union recognised by management. As a result, it said, the court should order that the cabinet secretary for labour must approve no further collective bargaining agreements related to floriculture and horticulture between the employer association and the established union.


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Perhaps it was because they are newcomers to the organised labour scene, but the new Kenya Export, Floriculture, Horticulture and Allied Workers Union (KEFHAWU) has made some strong demands for court action – all without the legal basis to do so.

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