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A workers' union will ask its members to down their tools in April if multi-national tea companies will not have considered tea pickers for permanent jobs.
The Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union issued a strike notice and gave the companies an ultimatum to change the terms of service for the more than 4,000 tea pickers who have been working as casuals.
KPAWU national treasurer Joshua Oyuga also warned that tea plucking machines should also have been phased out by that time. Mr Oyuga accused top managers of large-scale tea companies of taking workers for granted.
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