Kenya: IUF Sugar/KUSPAW Mobilising for Safety and Health in the Sugar Sector

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.

Nzoia march, April 28, 2014

Nzoia march, April 28, 2014

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.

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Muhoroni meeting.

Muhoroni meeting.

West Kenya meeting.

West Kenya meeting.

Meeting at SONY.

Meeting at SONY.

Mumias meeting.

Mumias meeting.

Meeting at Chemelil

Meeting at Chemelil

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3 comments

    • Miriam Wanyama on April 29, 2014 at 6:07 am

    It was a very wonderful event in the History of Nzoia Sugar Sugar the Kenyan Sugar sector.
    We know that this is just bu the beginning. Nzoia Sugar is going on with the event and this is a heath and safety week.Thanx Jorge Chullen the IUF Global Sugar Co-ordinator,the candle that you lit is still burning.

    • Renice Ojowi on April 29, 2014 at 8:15 am

    This is a great day which should be recognized by workers from all categories as health and safety has no limit. As we remember those who perish or injured from work related situations, we thank the organizers of this commemoration day for their great concern on workers in general through the grand match conducted along the Nzoia Sugar road. Thanks to IUF, thanks to KUSPAW reach out to workers.

    • Nicholaus Valerian Ngowi on May 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    It is time now to learn and copy this advanced stage of concluding health and safety Agreements in the workplaces to protect workers in respect to their working environment. Congratulations to both coordinator of IUF Global Sugar comrade Jorge Chullen and the recipients.
    N. Ngowi, TPAWU, Tanzania

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