Kenya's Industrial Court granted an injunction blocking the planned strike by several Kenya Airways employees. The court certified the application as urgent and directed that it be heard on 21-Oct-2010 (The Nation/Bloomberg, 11-Oct-2010). The union said 5,000 members could take part in the strike that was scheduled to commence on 13-Oct-2010, including employees from other carriers. Kenya Airways stock price fell to the lowest level in nine months, decreasing 2.3% on speculation over the strike.
Central Organisation of Trade Unions: “We wish to advise that for the sake of maintaining the current industrial peace both in the industry and in the country as a whole, we call upon the two parties to immediately engage in talks for purposes of averting the intended strike by workers scheduled for Wednesday this week.” Francis Atwoli, Secretary General. Source: The Nation, 11-Oct-2010.