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JKIA Cleaners Sacked Last Night Sleep Outside Because Of Curfew.

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JKIA Cleaners Sacked Last Night Sleep Outside Because Of Curfew.

JKIA Workers sacked.

A number of Kenyans who were fired at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, JKIA, were forced to spend their night in cold at the airport because they could not get home because of 7 PM to 5 AM curfew.

This are Kenyans who were working as cleaners in the airport, under the colnet cleaning company. According to them, they were fired without ant notice. They reported to work for night shift as usual, and even started working.

Reason for sacking them.

They were called and given bad news that they were dismissed because their were no more work at the airport. This is because there were no more business as usual at the JKIA since the president ordered all the international passenger flights be blocked. This was to reduce the spread of Corona virus since most of the cases in the country were imported.

The colnet employees were ordered to surrender their airport pass. This means that they will not be allowed to enter into the airport anymore. They were forced to sleep outside the airport because, most of them claimed that they come from far and they can not get home because they were fired within curfew hours.

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In a video that was seen by Newstap online, most of this employees complained that this was the wrong time to sack them since this was the main source of income to them. Most of them said that they are parents who have kids depending on them, and it was not fair to fire them without any notice, for them to think otherwise.

Employment Act.

This issues has raised a discussion online. Many people are blaming leaders like COTU secretary general, Francis Atwoli whom instead of fighting for employees, is fighting for top Politicians. Atwoli has been the most active when it comes to BBI discussion and 2022 political line up.

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The are labor courts in Kenya and even the Employment Act is very clear on the Termination and Notice.

Employment Act states that, at least 7 days notice must be given to workers during probationary period. Or payment in lieu of notice.

For workers who get paid periodically for intervals shorter than one month, must be given a notice of equivalent period may be served prior to contract termination. If workers are paid on a monthly basis, a notice of 28 days must be served before termination of the contract.

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