In Summary

  • A statement from FEDCO’s Secretary stated the ministry had agreed include fair remuneration, improved working conditions and increased support for healthcare and social security
  • The federation further hailed the government’s commitment towards resolving their grievances and considering the interests of the drivers

Federation of Drivers and Conductors in Kenya have called off the planned Wednesday strike indefinitely after reaching an agreement with the government.

FEDCO says that it suspended the trike indefinitely after the Transport Ministry agreed to address their concerns and grievances.

A statement from FEDCO’s Secretary stated the ministry had agreed include fair remuneration, improved working conditions and increased support for healthcare and social security.

“As a result of this agreement, FEDCO is pleased to announce that all planned strike actions have been suspended indefinitely. This decision reflects the collective belief in the power of dialogue and negotiation to effect positive change,” a statement from the federations secretay Zubeda reads.

“The Ministry of Transport has affirmed its commitment to working alongside [Your Federation Name] to implement necessary reforms and create an environment that supports the growth and well-being of the informal sector workers,” the statement further states.

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Resolving grievances

The federation further hailed the government’s commitment towards resolving their grievances and considering the interests of the drivers.

“FEDCO recognizes the positive role played by the Ministry of Transport in ensuring the interests of the drivers and conductors are duly considered. The government’s responsiveness to the cries of the informal sector workers is commendable and serves as a testament to their commitment to fostering inclusive and equitable policies.”

Earlier on the government had suspended the mandatory requirement for all commercial and public service vehicle drivers to undergo a driving re-test before renewal of their licenses.

The requirement for a retest announced by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) had prompted drivers in the country to declare a national wide strike on Wednesday, July 12.

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