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Hon Byakatonda on safety of journalists

By Clement Wangira. Workers Members of Parliament – elect Dr. Abdulhu Byakatonda has raised alarm over the increased reports of violation on rights of female journalists at work places Millions of workers have no social protection and engage in survival activities. Salary inequality between male employees and their female counterparts is increasing, this calls for […]

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REGIONAL

Atwoli lambasts DP Ruto over 2022 Presidential bid

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Mr  Francis   Atwoli   has once again lambasted Kenya’s Deputy President of nine years   Mr William Ruto saying he should never be allowed to President of Kenya.  Mr Atwoli   was speaking last month as chief guest at opening of East African journalists […]

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Business

Over 1000 jobs lost as Africell leaves Uganda

By  Clement Wangira. UK-based Mobile operator Africell one of the players in the telecommunication industry, has announced that it is closing shop in Uganda. They will cease operations in the country in October 2021. According to an internal memo to staff , the company will wind up business on  7, 2021, and the employees have […]

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LABOUR

PSI unions intensify young workers’ mentorship programme

By Clement Wangira. Majority of the young people joining the labour market have less knowledge on their labour rights and have less ability to defend violation of their labour rights Public Service International is  now mentoring young trade union leaders from public service unions by building their skills and competences to represent others and advocate […]

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SPORTS

African Journalists back Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

By  Stephen Ouma Bwire in Nairobi. Leaders of journalists’ trade unions and associations from Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan,  who are affiliated to the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), attended the Eastern Africa Journalists Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28th – 29th June […]

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REGIONAL

ICC pre- hearing of Kenyan lawyer kicks up fresh storm on Hon Ruto

By Our Correspondent in Nairobi. A fresh storm is unfolding that could soon see the political rivals of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto having the last laugh in the 2022 transition elections. Ruto, 56, now engaged in intense campaigns to become Kenya’s fifth President, could be staring at a fresh hurdle thousands of kilometres away. […]

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Uncategorized

ITUC condemns UAE over brutal deportation of African workers

By Our Reporters. The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC Africa) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement signed by (ITUC Africa) General Secretary , Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah said using excessive force, […]

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LABOUR

New NSSF Board tasked to safeguard workers’ savings

By Our Reporters. The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Hon. Matia Kasaija has appointed a new Board of Directors for the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for the next three years effective September 01, 2021. The 12th NSSF Board is headed by Dr. Peter Kimbowa, a Corporate Governance and Management expert. Dr Kimbowa, […]

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INTERNATIONAL

NUSOJ condemns Somali police over journalists’ brutality

By Our Correspondent in Mogadishu. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the most unequivocal terms, the brutality displayed by the police in Mogadishu, during the arrest of journalists Bashir Mohamud Weheliye, a producer for Goobjoog News, and assault on Guled Abdi Salad of Universal TV on  Sunday September5,  2021.  The two journalists […]

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INTERNATIONAL

Somalia condemn Sudan for violating human and trade union rights

By Our Correspondent in Mogadishu. The Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), as the largest independent trade union federation and  represents the voices and aspirations of its 149,000 members  in the country expresses shock and anger about the unlawful dissolution of the Sudan Workers Trade Union Federation (SWTUF), sector unions and other professional associations. In […]