NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Kenya Airways on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Aviation and Allied Workers Union (AAWU) on the implementation of the just concluded Job Evaluation Exercise.
The new agreement was signed by the airline’s Group Chief Executive Officer Titus Naikuni and AAWU General Secretary Nicholas Baraza and witnessed by Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli as well as Federation of Kenya Employers representative Linus Kariuki.
It outlines the outcome of the job evaluation exercise and explains the resulting job grading for Kenya Airways unionised employees.
“Kenya Airways has had a cordial relationship with the Aviation and Allied Workers Union and the Central Organisation for Trade Unions. We are therefore glad that the job evaluation exercise has been successfully concluded since it was a critical component of the return to work formula we signed in August 2009,” said Mr Naikuni.
The outcome of the Job Evaluation and grading exercise shall be used to improve and address the anomalies in the Collective Bargaining Agreement as agreed during the Return to Work Formula that was signed in August 2009.
Mr Naikuni said that the job evaluation exercise was an important phase in the airline’s overall corporate strategy and in particular human resource investment and improvement programme aimed at creating a team of highly motivated staff that delivers world class service.
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli acknowledged that the conclusion of the milestone job evaluation exercise had come as a result of concerted committed effort by the AAWU officials and Kenya Airways.
He added that the airline and the union had committed in the agreement to finalise on the remaining aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement after the implementation of the Job Evaluation results as soon as possible.
The evaluation was done jointly by a team of trained evaluators with representation from both the union and the management levels in the airline.
Both Kenya Airways and AAWU participated in the selection and appointment of the HayGroup Consultants to conduct the training and moderation of the just concluded Job Evaluation process.
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