April 28 International Workers’ Memorial Day!
A week-long program of activities in five sugar estates in Kenya ended successfully on April 28 with a march along the main road leading to the Nzoia Sugar factory in Bungoma, Western Province. The march, greeted warmly by the local population, was the closing act of an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) meeting, which was attended by union members at Nzoia, management staff from the safety department, delegates from four other sugar estates, the national office of KUSPAW and the IUF Global Sugar Program. A managerial staff from the Muhoroni Estate attended as well.
The meeting introduced the OSH work of the IUF Global Sugar Program and KUSPAW, heard testimonies of persons who have lost loved ones in work accidents, reviewed the findings of OSH research implemented by grass-root members of KUSPAW and discussed the union’s statement of principles and OSH policy.
The Nzoia activity followed similar meetings in Chemelil, Muhoroni, Mumias and West Kenya sugar companies that started on April 22.
[important]Watch a video on the Nzoia activity on our YouTube Channel.[/important]