Flights disrupted at Kenya's main airport following workers strike

06 Mars, 2019, 17:51 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Kenya's main airport resumes operations after strike disruption

Kenya Air Force personnel were on Wednesday deployed to JKIA to handle the situation following a strike by aviation workers.

Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi's worldwide airport Wednesday as riot police deployed and teargas was sacked to disperse striking workers.

Union officials said the strike was called due to several grievances about mismanagement, including the planned merger between Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Airways, in what has generated sharp criticism from a section of leaders.

Passengers waiting for flights, some for hours, were asked to leave the airport and gathered in parking and waiting areas outside the building.

"I have been here since 3:00am".

Some passengers received medical treatment on site for tear gas inhalation, according to an AFP journalist at the airport.

Transport CS James Macharia addressing the media at JKIA on 6/3/2019.

Andy Murray pain free after operation but cautious over playing prospects
Andy's mum Judy revealed earlier this week time would tell whether he would be able to make a successful return to the sport . I just need to wait and see how it's going to progress but if it's possible I'd certainly love to compete again.

Space X Crew Capsule Reaches Space Station
This test dummy, nicknamed Ripley after the Sigourney Weaver character in the Alien movies, will be covered in sensors. A crewed test launch of the Crew Dragon with actual astronauts aboard could take place as soon as July.

Club to create 'atmosphere section' in bid to revitalise Old Trafford
And from the 2021-22 season, the section will be double as part of a partnership between the club and fans' group Red Army.

The workers, who had not announced their labour action beforehand, are angry about the planned takeover by Kenya Airways of the airport operated by the state-run KAA.

"So this [strike] is completely uncalled for because the deal has not happened".

"We have withdrawn all our services ranging from security, air traffic control, customer care, ground flight services, equipment operations", Kawu secretary general Moss Ndiema told the Business Daily on Wednesday.

According to the KAA, more than 7.6 million passengers and 313,000 tons of cargo passed through JKIA in more than 111,000 aircraft movements in 2017.

"We are set to resume operations, although the process is a bit slow", he said.

Flights to Amsterdam, Mumbai and London were, however, not affected, with passengers allowed to check in.



Putin Officially Suspends Russia's Participation In INF Treaty With U.S.
Russian Federation denies flouting the accord and has accused Washington of breaking the accord itself, allegations rejected by the United States .

R. Kelly Calls Sexual Abuse Allegations "Stupid" in New Interview
More of the interview will air on Wednesday and on Thursday on CBS This Morning . "Why would I?" says Kelly, his voice rising. That's stupid! Use your common sense... "Stop it, y'all quit playing, quit playing", Kelly said as he started to cry angrily.

Teen shares why he defied mother’s anti-vaccination ideas
Similar risky outbreaks have occurred in Brazil, France and Ukraine. "We see that with the anti-vaccine community". He said parents who question vaccines are not acting out of malice but actual concern for their children.

Thanos Better Watch Out — CAPTAIN MARVEL Review
Where there would usually be a shoehorned heterosexual romance, the love story is instead about an enduring female friendship. But one of the biggest hooks for many when viewing the trailers was Goose, the orange tabby cat who charms Fury.

BMW raises no-deal Brexit fears
Two of the UK's biggest auto manufacturers have sounded the alarm about the consequences a no-deal Brexit would have on their factories.

QUIZ : À quel point connaissez-vous les films Marvel ?
En effet, Kevin Feige avait déclaré vouloir intégrer des personnages LGBTQ à l'univers cinématographique de Marvel. Mais le site américain That Hashtag Show semble avoir trouvé quelques choses à se mettre sous la dent.

La belle ouverture du score de l'Ajax contre le Real Madrid — LdC
Le club entraîné par Santiago Solari reçoit l'Ajax Amsterdam en huitième de finale retour au stade Santiago Bernabeu. Le seul précédent concernait l'équipe d'Odense lors de la saison 1994-1995 en Coupe de l'UEFA.

Verratti prêt à faire un choix très fort — PSG
C'est la bonne idée de Thomas Tuchel cette saison et l'une des principales sources de satisfactions du PSG . J'ai bientôt 27 ans, si je signe c'est encore quatre ou cinq ans " a confié l'Italien avant de conclure.

Frappe d'Israël après l'envoi d'un "ballon explosif" — Gaza
Selon la commission de l'ONU , " plus de 6 000 manifestants non armés ont été touchés par des tireurs d'élite militaires, semaine après semaine lors des manifestations ".

China is Currently Holding 1600 Teslas at Customs
It appears that will now be delayed following the announcement, which came from Chinese customs authorities, Caixin said. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.