Kenya: National conference and procession to mark 28 April

National Workers’ Memorial Day in KENYA started on 26 April in Kenya, with a conference on the theme ‘’ improving the safety and health at work: Do you know your role?’’ The event was opened by the Principle Secretary of Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Dr K. Kassachoon, CBS.  Trade unions, the employers’ federation, the Ministry of Labour, Educational Institution and private sector organisations attended.

One 28 April, 2018 national union federation COTU has organised  a procession in Machakos Country. It will be  followed by a gathering at a technological development center in Athi River, Machakos County  where awards will be given to oganisations encouraging more institutions to observe occupations safety and health standards in workplaces.

COTU reports that the numbers participating in a competition showcasing good workplace practices is higher than in 2017.

Rebecca Okello Abongo
Office of the Secretary General
Central Organisation of Trade Unions, (KENYA)