Passengers were on Wednesday stranded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) workers kicked off what seemed to be a planned strike.
Flights disrupted at JKIA, passengers stranded [Photos]
Reports indicate that the workers are opposed to the ongoing KAA-KQ merger negotiations.
Passengers reported that flights had not left the airport since 3 a.m. and the workers appeared to be on a go-slow.
KAA workers strike suspended
According to the Wednesday events, the strike went on as planned despite a 60-day suspension announced by Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) Secretary-General Moses Ndiema.
"Kenya Airports Authority would like to inform the public and all its stakeholders that the 7 day strike notice issued by Kawu on 29th January 2019, stands suspended for a period of 60 days, to allow for further deliberations.
"We wish to assure the public that operations at all our airports are normal," the statement read in part.
A Media Advisory issued by the airports authority on Tuesday evening still insisted that operations were as normal at the JKIA.
"The strike notice dated 27/02/2019 by Kenya Aviation Workers Union stands suspended following issuance of an order of injunction by the Employment & Labour Relations court on 5/03/2019.
"We wish to assure the general public of normal operations at all our Airports," read the Tuesday press release.
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