The History of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions in Kenya
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- Unions try to end Kenyan bank strike
- From World Socialist Website, 23 August 1998.The Kenya
Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) steps in to end
a two-week-long strike by 1,200 bank workers when their
union, the UCFAW, called them to return to work.
- Unions To Pick New Cotu Boss
- The Daily Nation, 8 March
2001. Registrar-general Omondi MbagoThe Central Organisation
of Trade Unions to hold its polls by September 30 and also
all registered trade unions to hold elections by April 30
and June 30. A bitter contest because COTU secretary-general
J.J. Mugalla—who has been at the helm since January,
1987—will be stepping down.
- Pick Committed Unionists
- The Nation (Nairobi), 10 July 2001. It is
timely to question the ability of people habitually elected
to Central Organisation of Trade Unions offices to represent
the interests of their members. Union poll aspirants are now
very active: their sole objective is to be
elected. Thereafter, they are likely to lie low for the next
five years, waiting for the next round of elections. As a
result, many of the 32 unions will never be heard of again
- Cotu Elections Date is Fixed
- By Mark Agutu, The Nation (Nairobi), 12 July
2001. New Central Organisation of Trade Unions officials
will be elected in Eldoret on August 24 and 25. The Cotu
executive board says that the organisation's Governing
Council would also review the constitution.