The history of docker workers in Kenya
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- Chaos At Dock Workers Elections
- By Benson Abele, The Nation (Nairobi), 23
June 2001. The dockworkers elections went ahead yesterday
amid mounting tension and accusations of ballot rigging,
intimidation and harassment.
We are happy to note that
for the first time in the history of dock workers'
elections there is no interference from the management or
the Government, said one of the voters.
- Kiliku Elected Dockers' Union
- By Edmund Kwena, The Nation (Nairobi), 24
June 2001. Kennedy Kiliku, the chairman of the Labour Party
of Kenya (LPK), is the new secretary-general of the Dock
Workers' Union. The Dock Workers
Union is one of the strongest in the country, with about
4,000 members and many assets in Nairobi and Mombasa. Mr
Khamis, who had been at the helm for 10 years, fell foul of
the members over a new KPA pension scheme.
- New Dockers' Union Boss Spells Out His
- The Nation (Nairobi), 13 July 2001. Kiliku
says the Kenya Ports Authority's pension scheme is
illegal. The leadership would rule out confrontational
Our union and KPA should be seen as partners in
development. The 700 casual labourers who have worked at
the port for seven years have not been absorbed into the KPA
workforce despite having undergone all the necessary
procedures. Kiliku said it would be ill-conceived to