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Kenyan Labor Union Calls For Employees of a Chinese State-Owned Contractor to Strike, Police Arrest 5

Members of the Kenya Ceramics Tiles, Wood Ply, and Interiors Designers Workers Union have gone on strike to protest working conditions at construction sites run by the China State Construction Engineering Cooperation (CSCEC). The union submitted a list of 11 grievances (photo) against the company that included a failure to pay salaries on time, sexual harassment, and the need for a “Human Resources Manager who understands Kenyan laws.”

The company has not publicly responded to the allegations of misconduct.

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