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KPA denies claims that it plans to sack 4 000 employees

15 October 2015, 11:03 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has dismissed claims that it plans to lay off over 4 000 employees to bring down the ballooning wage bill.

In a press release, the corporate affairs department said it had proposed a Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) scheme which had been submitted to the government awaiting approval.

The report said that no employee will forced out as the scheme is voluntary and open to those who are willing to retire before the mandatory retirement age.

The report further states that employees willing to exit have to apply for consideration on individual basis, and that some special skill-sets that are critical for operations will be exempted.

Earlier, the dock workers contested the report that was thought to be aimed at laying off workers.

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The programme is in line with the recommendations by union Secretary General, Simon Sang that a neutral body be formed to spearhead the employee reduction process.

KPA management also said if the proposed VER scheme is approved by the government, no employee will be forced out as it will be done professionally and in a manner that respects the sanctity of personal choice and secures the interest of employees.

Few weeks ago, an Industrial court in Mombasa barred former KPA boss Danson Mungatana from representing 136 employees who were challenging the port management's decision to probe alleged forgery of academic documents.

The court also allowed the KPA management to take disciplinary action against workers who were alleged to have presented forged academic documents.

The employees have since been sacked by the KPA management.

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