Is Labour Relations Amendment Bill 2019 draconian? COTU vows to fight it ‘with every breath’

Labour Relations Act (2007) Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament on April 24, 2019 by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa. And its passage will be an injury to labour unions.

The labour movement has now intensified pressure on Parliament to reject the proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act, 2007.

COTU Kenya Secretary General Bro Dr Francis Atwoli while addressing the press on Wednesday, November 14, 2019 in Kisumu called on the Parliament to reject Amendment Bill saying that it is an affront to the Labour Movement saying that COTU (K) will oppose both in parliament and in court.

Atwoli claimed the bill is a plan to micromanage the labour movement in Kenya especially in cases of strike.