Reprieve for Kenya Airways planned U.S. direct flight
Kenya Airways has received temporary injunction barring the Kenya Aviation Workers Union from directing its staff to stay away from the planned U.S. direct flight.
The decision now gives the airline a sigh of relief for the Sunday, October 28th flight.
In a replying affidavit, the union had argued that it would be illegal for its members to operate the New York City bound flight without signing a new Collective Bargain Agreement.
Currently, KQ crew members are only supposed to work for a maximum of 15 hours.
The new route is expected to add an additional three hours for the crew.
” We want the flight to operate, however it can only do so if our members sign a deal to cover the extra working hours,” Moss Ndiema, the Kenya Aviation Workers Union Secretary General told Citizen Digital on Thursday.
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