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Strike at Mombasa port

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

MORE than half of the workers at Kenya’s main port of Mombasa went on strike on Thursday demanding better working conditions, halting operations of the east African region’s main trade gateway, union and management officials said. The union said 3,500 workers, most of whom are loaders, had worked at the port for between 15 and 20 years on casual and contractual basis, and were now demanding permanent jobs.



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