The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) has cautioned workers against observing the ‘public holiday’ sanctioned on Monday, March 20, by ODM leader Raila Odinga.
In an official statement, the unions’ umbrella warned that by participating in the holiday, workers would be risking their jobs.
The organisation implied that the holiday was illegal and should be overlooked by workers who want to keep their jobs.
“As the umbrella body for workers, we wish to remind workers to secure their jobs by reporting to their workstations.
“We urge workers to refrain from participating in any activities that may jeopardize their employment status,’ said Ben Okwaro, COTU’s deputy secretary general.
COTU instead called for a dialogue between the government and the opposition so as a condusive business environment can be created.
On Tuesday last week, Raila declared Monday, March 20, 2023, a public holiday during which mass action will be undertaken across the country.