Workers in Kenyan Banks to Strike over Salary Increase Row

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Workers in Kenyan Banks are set to go on strike following a row between their employers and Banking Insurance and Finance Union of Kenya (BIFU) over salary increment.

Over 25 percent of the Union workers are set to down their tools in September 2015 if their employers fail to honour calls for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) which is slated for Thursday next week.

Currently, Banking Insurance and Finance Union of Kenya (BIFU) represents about 8,000 members, most of them junior staff in the Banking sector.

“The workers will go on strike seven days after September 3 if an agreement is not reached,” said Tom Odero, the BIFU organizing secretary.

The strike is expected to paralyze operations in most banks since it will involve junior staffs, who are the majority.

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