Unions in dispute over rent collection
A rent collection dispute between two Rift Valley Railways workers unions has found its way into the courts.
The Rift Valley Railway Workers Union (RRWU) wants the responsibility taken away from the Railways and Allied Workers Union (Rawu).
It is asking the Industrial Court to declare Rawu the rightful rent collectors on Rahu House located on Mfangano Street in the city’s central business district.
Mr Munayi Isaac Opondo, RRWU Secretary General told the court that it was only right that they had managed to recruit a majority of members from their rival.
He said, by rule of numbers, they were the right representatives of workers’ interests.
“Rawu has failed in its core mandate to represent the workers and it should therefore stop collecting the rent which is the workers money,” he said. He wants the court to issue an order directing tenants to deposit their rent with the court until the matter is determined.