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Alaaa! Atwoli claims Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa is dangerous

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The General Secretary of the Union of Trade Unions Francis Atwoli has accused Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa of what he described as disregarding the interests of workers.

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In a statement, Atwoli said Ndegwa was keen to increase the company’s output regardless of the employees who grew the company to 30 million customers.

Atwoli has asked the management board of the telecommunications company to fire Ndegwa if he does not cancel his leadership style which aims to reduce staff through management changes.

“Although Ndegwa is the first Chief Executive Officer of Kenya, he is the most dangerous officer the company has ever met, especially considering the protection of workers’ rights,” said Atwoli.

The COTU secretary general claimed that Ndegwa’s move to ask some Safaricom employees to re-apply for jobs in their current positions has raised concerns among staff.

He said the move was aimed at reducing the number of workers, which currently stands at more than 6,000, and was also contrary to the ILO’s resolution.

While noting that COTU does not have direct control of the management model, Atwoli said the union was concerned about the interests of the workers.

COTU has now called on Peter Ndegwa to suspend the current plan which Atwoli says is causing stress among workers.

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