In pictures: Labour Day celebrations : The Standard

Flagging off The Administration Police Band and Union Members to for a procession to Uhuru Park for Labour Day Celebrations [Courtesy ]

As the World marks Labour Day today, President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected at Uhuru Park to weigh in on the minimum wage which Central Organizations of Trade Unions (COTU-K) says only covers workers who are not unionisable.

At the heart of today’s push for better pay is non-compliance with the minimum pay whose review has become an annual ritual that only appears on paper and often ignored by employers.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula were also in attendance

Workers’ trade unions will be making a case for the improved pay for their members who are unlikely to comprehend why the minimal previous pay increments are not translating to more prosperity.
While salaries have risen by 89 per cent, on average since 2009, the cost of living has marched ahead at 97 per cent to demonstrate the impact of declining actual remuneration despite some nominal increments.

Members of the Nairobi Critical Mass Cycling team ride their bikes from Jeevanjee gardens,Nairobi to commemorate Labour Day. The team is advocating for environmental change,they encourgae Kenyans to embrace more cycling to and from work and reduce the use of motor energy in fight for environmental and green energy [Elvis Ogina. Standard]

Worst affected are the estimated 2 million employed in the private sector where pay has stagnated as the profit-driven employers struggled to remain afloat.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko attended the Labour Day celebration donned in a purple shirt and a tie matching COTU’s colors

Hardest hit are the low to lower middle income earners whose purchasing power has been eroded the fastest, partly because most of their household budgets are spent on commodities with volatile prices including food.
The disparity between pay and cost of living is more prominent as you go lower on the incomes scale.

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