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Sang tells off Atwoli over Dock workers Union

07 November 2014, 18:59 Mbungu Harrison

Nairobi - The giant dock workers Union Secretary General Simon Sang has told the Central of organizing Trade Union COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli to keep off from the Union Operations claiming that it was against union constitution.

A section of Dockers union members are defiant that they are not ditching COTU while other group led Dockers union secretary general Simon has threatened to quit Cotu for Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Sang accused Atwoli of bribing dockworkers members to remain in COTU while the union has made its decision  to merge with Trade Union Congress.

Speaking to the media on Thursday afternoon Sang termed COTU as a dyeing hoarse and which should stop interfering with dock workers union operations.

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“Dock workers Union Has made its stand, we are putting on measures to reform the Dockers Union and Join Trade Union Congress by January 2015,” Said Sang.

Sang said Once the Union Merges with TUC workers Pay as You earn will be reduced to 30 down from 50 percent and which will be harmonized to all workers.

He however said the workers contracts will be made permanent and pensionable once the giant union jointly ,merges with TUC.

“We have sat with relevant ministries to see the move yield fruits, we have come to conclusion after deliberating with other relevant bodies as per the union constitution,” he added.

A section of Dockers union members’ have  accused sang of making taking the Union as a personal property by doing without involving members of the Union.

Meanwhile first acting assistant secretary Earnest Nakenya said COTU will not allow its umbrella members being intimidated by anybody. The move comes as COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli and outgoing George Muchai are locked in a in a crisis therefore derailing operations in the union.

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