After 72 months of allegedly not being paid their pension contributions, KEDCO’s electricity workers went on strike on Monday.
Members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have threatened to strike unless they are paid the money they are owed for their services.
Ado Ririwai, the union’s North-West regional chairman, recently told reporters that employees would no longer tolerate such a toxic work environment.
Ririwai claimed that union leaders who were trying to speak for the employees were being targeted by KEDCO.
Workers should stand up for their rights, he urged, calling this imperialist behavior.
The union chief also said the corporation was denying workers access to basic medical treatment “despite the hazards associated with their jobs.”