update (06 February 2019): The Kenya Aviation Workers Union (Kawu) has called off the strike that was scheduled to start today.
update (05 February 2019): According to a tweet by Kenyan low cost-carrier Fly540, the strike at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi is set to start on 06 February 2019 and not today (05 February 2019). We'll keep you posted!
The Kenya Aviation Workers Union (Kawu) has issued a 7-day strike notice in opposition to planned takeover of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi by Kenya Airways. Members of the union, including the airport's ground staff, are expected to boycott their duties from 05 February 2019. Duty-free shops, inflight functions and cargo operations are also expected to join the strike action. According to the Kawu, they fear that the takeover will render most its members jobless
Kenya Airways has proposed the formation of a subsidiary dedicated to managing operations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for a concession period of 30 years.