Kenyan court delays flower farm layoffs

A court has temporarily stopped multi-national flower firm Finlays from laying off 1,100 workers by December 25.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court yesterday ordered Finlays not to implement a notice dated October 18, in which it had announced it would close Chemirei and Tarakwet flower farms.

Justice Monica Mbaru made the order after considering an application filed by the Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU), the umbrella body that represents the workers.

Read more at The Standard (Nikko Tanui)


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