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Karuturi flower farm workers down their tools

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 00:00 -- BY LYDIA MATATA
 A worker at a Naivasha flower farm prepares roses for export.
A worker at a Naivasha flower farm prepares roses for export.

Over 3,000 workers from Karuturi flower farm in Naivasha have downed their tools to protest non-payment of their salaries and poor working conditions.

Kenya Plantations and Agricultural Union (KPAWU) branch secretary  Ferdinand Juma said that the workers would not return to work until their salaries were paid. The workers had earlier camped along the Moi South lake road while union officials engaged the management.

Close to 1,000 workers of Shalimar Flower Farm also in  Naivasha flower went on strike over poor working conditions and meager wages in September.