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ILO Paper Debate On

By Njeri Rugene, The Nation (Nairobi), 7 June 2001

The Government brought before the House a Sessional Paper on the action it proposes to take on International Labour Organisation conventions.

The Sessional Paper No.1 of 2001, which proposes the action the Government will take on conventions and recommendations adopted by four sessions of the international labour conference of ILO, was tabled before the House by Information and Transport Minister Musalia Mudavadi.

Supporting the Paper, Ms Martha Karua (Gichugu, DP) and Assistant Minister Mathias Keah, asked the Government to ensure there was no discrimination in employment policies.

Ms Karua claimed that the Lonhro Group of Companies was known to have discriminative employment policies. "They have a different payroll for Whites, Asians and Africans," she claimed.

It should also ensure that multi-nationals working in the country did not lower their standards in employment, because of lack of relevant laws.

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