- Dan Mihadi said that their affairs and their working environment have continued to deteriorate hence action was needed.
- Mihadi faulted employers in the aviation industry for exposing their workers to suffering.
Aviation workers have pleaded with the government to review and increase their minimum pay saying they are unable to meet their needs.
Transport and Allied Workers Union Kenya (TAWU) Secretary General Dan Mihadi said that their affairs and their working environment have continued to deteriorate hence action was needed.
“It is sad and shocking that the previous governments have failed to categorise employees in the aviation sector by looking at their welfare. There are no minimum wages,” said Mr Mihadi.
Mihadi faulted employers in the aviation industry for exposing their workers to suffering.
“Actually if you are employed in the aviation industry today, the employer decides what you pay you," he added.
He lamented over the salary offered to its members despite them facing many safety-related issues.
The SG said the local working environment in the aviation industry does not reflect the standards set by international labour conventions hence the need to relook Into the matter.
He added that the industry is key for the development of both local and international economies
TAWU is made of all shop stewards operating in Kenya including Fly Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM and ground agencies in the airline.
According to a survey International Air Transport Association (IATA), the aviation industry contributes about four per cent of Kenya’s GDP with over 4,000 direct jobs.