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Kenya: Flower farm workers troop back as sales improve

The Kenya Plantations and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) says 85 percent of the workforce in flower and vegetable farms are back on duty.

This is after three months of anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The union said plans are underway for the remaining group which was placed under unpaid leave to also resume work.

It denied claims that some workers in the sector had permanently lost jobs due to the pandemic.

KPAWU secretary general in Naivasha Ferdinand Juma said that they had entered in agreements with flower farmers where no worker would be sent home.

“Currently 85 percent of our workforce are back at the farms as the majority had been sent home on normal leave or unpaid leave at the height of the pandemic,” he said.

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