Court temporarily stops hearing of KQ, KAA merger case


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In Summary

  • The court said that, since the committee had been appointed to look into the dispute, it would be better for it to be given time to see whether the parties will come up with an agreement.
  • While delivering the ruling, Employment and Labour Relations Court Justice Onesmus Makau further extended orders suspending the strike by Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU).
  • The aviation workers on Wednesday staged a demonstration that saw airport operations halted for hours as they engaged in running battles with the police.

A Nairobi court on Thursday temporarily stopped the hearing of the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) and Kenya Airways (KQ) merger case to allow for a committee appointed by the government to find a solution to the dispute.

The court said that, since the committee had been appointed to look into the dispute, it would be better for it to be given time to see whether the parties will come up with an agreement.

While delivering the ruling, Employment and Labour Relations Court judge Onesmus Makau further extended orders suspending the strike by Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU).

The aviation workers on Wednesday staged a demonstration that saw airport operations halted for hours as they engaged in running battles with the police.

Following the go-slow, Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani appointed a committee led by Sharif Abdulkadir to mediate the conflict between KAWU and the managements of JKIA and KQ.

Mr. Abdulkadir’s team – including Dr Justus Nasirembe and Linus Kariuki – are expected to submit their report within 30 days.

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