ACHIEVEMENTS OF TAWU
Transport Workers Union in Kenya has played a crucial role in advocating for the rights and welfare of workers. Over the years, they have achieved several significant milestones. Here are some of the achievements of Transport Workers Union in Kenya:
1. Improved Wages and Working Conditions: Transport Workers Union has successfully negotiated for better wages and improved working conditions for workers across various sectors in Kenya. Through collective bargaining agreements, they have secured higher minimum wages, annual salary increments, and better benefits such as healthcare, paid leave, and retirement plans.
2. Legal Protection: Transport Workers Union in Kenya has been instrumental in advocating for workers' rights and influencing labor laws and regulations. They have campaigned for the enactment of legislation that safeguards workers' rights, including the Employment Act, the Labor Relations Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. These laws provide legal protection against unfair labor practices, discrimination, and ensure safe working environments.
3. Social Security Reforms: Transport Workers Union has been active in advocating for social security reforms in Kenya. They have pushed for the establishment and improvement of social security programs, including the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), to provide workers with access to affordable healthcare, retirement benefits, and protection against financial uncertainties.
4. Job Security: Transport Workers Union has been involved in negotiations and campaigns to protect workers' job security. They have fought against unfair dismissals, layoffs, and outsourcing practices, ensuring that workers are not unjustly deprived of their livelihoods.
5. Health and Safety Standards: Transport Workers Union has played a critical role in promoting workplace health and safety standards. They have advocated for the enforcement of occupational health and safety regulations, conducted training programs, and campaigned for improved safety measures to protect workers from accidents, injuries, and occupational hazards.
6. Workers' Training and Education: Transport Workers Union has established training and education programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of workers. These programs provide opportunities for workers to acquire new skills, improve their productivity, and enhance their career prospects.
7. Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination: Transport Workers Union has been at the forefront of promoting gender equality and non-discrimination in the workplace. They have campaigned for equal pay for equal work, elimination of gender-based discrimination, and increased representation of women in leadership positions.
8. Political Advocacy: Transport Workers Union in Kenya has been actively engaged in political advocacy to influence policies and laws that affect workers' interests. They have participated in policy dialogues, engaged in lobbying activities, and contributed to shaping labor-related legislation.
These achievements demonstrate the significant impact of Transport Workers Union in Kenya in protecting workers' rights, improving their working conditions, and advocating for social and economic justice.