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    Disagreement between KQ and striking pilots deepens

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    Amidst growing backlash, Kenya Airways terminated the Recognition Agreement and the Collective Bargaining Agreement with its pilots.

    The first agreement was signed by KQ and KALPA in 1978, while the second was signed in 2017.

    In a statement released on Monday, KQ CEO Allan Kilavuka said that the two legally binding papers were withdrawn in response to the Kenya Airlines Pilots Association’s decision to reject mediation and disregard court orders in order to necessitate an unauthorized pilots’ strike.

    “Law, procedure and court orders must be observed by everybody, and this goes against the conformity with the principles of good labor relations,” Kilavuka added.

    His statement seemed timely. Just hours before, KALPA had released a statement urging talks to break the impasse.

    Hundreds of travelers have been stuck at JKIA since Sunday due to the pilots’ strike, which has disrupted travel.

    According to Kilavuka, the pilots’ acts amount to economic terrorism.

    Muriithi Nyagah, KQ general secretary, has called on the KQ management to “come to the table and talk with an open mind” despite the latter’s “noncommittal steps” toward resolving the standoff.

    As a result of flight cancellations, the strike has cost the corporation billions of shillings and irreparable damage to its brand.

    The state-run airline estimates daily losses of Sh300 million, or Sh2.1 billion each week.

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