Ban­dari Sacco mem­bers protest loan de­duc­tion from their 2015 bonuses

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

The Ban­dari Sacco board was forced to meet on Wed­nes­day to rat­ify a de­ci­sion to pay their mem­bers their full bonuses to avert a strike.

It had de­ducted loan re­pay­ments from the bonuses of Kenya Ports Au­thor­ity work­ers who are paid through the sacco. KPA em­ploy­ees are paid through Ban­dari Sacco, Mom­basa Port Co-op and com­mer­cial banks.

Some 7,000 sacco mem­bers had on Tues­day threat­ened to dis­rupt op­er­a­tions at the port should they not get their full bonuses and held protests at the sacco of­fices.

A dis­rup­tion of op­er­a­tions would cause mas­sive losses run­ning into mil­lions of shillings.

Any in­dus­trial un­rest at the port would cause de­lays in ser­vice de­liv­ery, re­sult­ing in loss of busi­ness in the freight sec­tor.

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