Kenya Airways Pilots To Strike Next Week

October 11, 2016

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Kenya Airways pilots’ union has called for a strike in protest at the airline’s turnaround strategy and senior management.

The Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) issued a seven-day strike notice on Tuesday demanding changes to Kenya Airways’ management.

“KALPA members will from 5 am local time, Tuesday 18 October 2016, down their tools until a comprehensive change of guard at Kenya Airways is effected”, KALPA Secretary General Captain Paul Gichinga said.

KALPA wants Kenya Airways’ chairman Dennis Awori and chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze to resign, saying they have no confidence in their ability to turnaround the airline.

Kenya Air, part owned by Air France-KLM, has been selling assets, including aircraft, and wants staff lay offs as it tries to stay in operation after three years of losses.