The inaugural flight of Kenya Airways to New York, scheduled for October 28, 2018, could be disrupted by a social movement. The employees of the African company are called to stop work on this date.
Kenya Airways’ first nonstop flight from Nairobi to New York could be grounded by a strike on 28 October.
The Kenya Aviation Workers Union (Kawu), which represents cabin crews, calls on its members to strike. The organization is calling for higher wages and better working conditions for all PNCs as well as a bonus for those providing the new long-haul route.
Ground personnel are also required to stop work on the day of the maiden flight.
The airline asked the union to give up the move. She assured that negotiations will resume after the “successful” launch of the Nairobi – New York JFK flight. The management also warned in an email that it “will use all legal and disciplinary remedies to ensure the safety of our national company”.