Water firm workers sue employer for breach of agreement
25 May 2016, 18:10
Nairobi - More than 100 workers of Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company have sued their employer for breach of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
They filed an affidavit at Nyeri Employment and Labour Relations Court and also served a notice to the company’s management.
The sworn affidavit with tens of complaints and grievances was filed by lawyer by their lawyer Magee wa Magee.
Four claimants Josphine Wambura, Justin Mwai, Kamau Maina and Patrick Mugo have sued the water company on behalf of 130 other employees.
The defendants are members of the national union of water and sewerage employees.
Among the grievances is the failure by the company to source a medical scheme for employees to the tune of KES.700,000 per year for the duration of the CBA.
The company is also accused of transferring and demoting some staff.
Citing the case of one Jane Njoki, in the affidavit, who was an office assistant and was demoted to a metre reader, the employees alleged malpractices in the company.
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