Kenya: Workers fight for union rights

Submitted by Anon on 19 March, 2003 - 10:04

The Kenyan Tailors and Textile union is requesting solidarity action in support of 9,200 Kenyan garment workers, producing for a number of major international brands, who were fired after going on strike in January to demand better working conditions. The workers, employed at seven factories in Kenya's export processing zones, were producing for brands including Wal-Mart, Sears, and Target.
Kenya's Ministry of Labour issued an order on 11 February instructing the factories to reinstate the workers and recognise the union by 3 March.

More information from www.nosweat.org.uk where factory addresses and other details are given of how to direct your protests.

Messages of support to:
William Akech Muga, General Secretary, Tailors and Textile Union, Rescourse Road, P.S. Box 72076, Nairobi, Kenya