Lav­ing­ton Se­cu­rity sued by for­mer staff

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Some 50 for­mer Lav­ing­ton Se­cu­rity Limited guards yes­ter­day pe­ti­tioned Par­lia­ment over vic­tim­i­sa­tion and un­fair dis­missal by their em­ployer for join­ing a work­ers’ union to cham­pion their labour rights.

The pe­ti­tion­ers want the House to in­ter­vene be­cause their dis­missal for sub­scrib­ing to a trade union is against Ar­ti­cle 41 of the Con­sti­tu­tion, which en­ti­tles ev­ery per­son to fair labour prac­tices and the right to form, join or par­tic­i­pate in the ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grammes of a trade union.

The pe­ti­tion pre­sented by Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati says Lav­ing­ton Se­cu­rity sub­ject its em­ploy­ees to un­der­pay­ment, de­layed salaries, de­nial of leave, in­clud­ing the most de­served ma­ter­nity and pa­ter­nity leaves, and non-re­mit­tance of their PAYE, NSSF and NHIF dues.

“We pray the Na­tional Assem­bly, through the De­part­men­tal Com­mit­tee on Labour and So­cial Wel­fare, in­ves­ti­gate Lav­ing­ton Se­cu­rity for en­gag­ing in labour mal­prac­tices and rec­om­mend ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion,” it says.

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