KQ to lay off 38 in Second Phase of Restructuring

By David Indeje / January 10, 2017


Over Thirty-Eight Kenya Airways employees are set to be laid off in the second phase of redundancy aimed at improving profitability.

In March, last year, Kenya Airways issued a notice to right size through staff redundancies and redeployment as required by law and ‘update was issued to staff on May 4, 2016 following intense consultations with all parties involved’.

“During this period we have stress-tested the accuracy of our right-sizing estimates in order to ensure that we have identified all possible ways to retain staff as well as securing the airlines long term operational efficiency,” said Group Managing Director & CEO Mbuvi Ngunze.

The first phase impacted over 80 staff members.

According to KQ, the process is in full compliance with labor laws, Collective Bargaining Agreements and individual staff members’ contracts as appropriate.

The process is part of the “Operation Pride” aimed at improving its profitability revisiting its operating model and network, and seek a long term sustainable financial structure for our business.


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