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Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Instituitions and Hospital Workers (KUDHEIHA Workers)

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined January 2021

A Trade Union that fights for the rights of workers in the domestic/household sector, hotel, educational institutions and hospital workers, including informal workers.



Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Labor & Employment, Other, Women's Rights

KUDHEIHA Workers is one of the affiliates of Central Organization Trade Unions – Kenya (COTU-K) and has been in existence since 1940s. It has branches covering the nation wholly with its branches all over the country. It has worked closely with various local and international organizations as an affiliate and as a partner such as Oxfam, IUF, ITUC, IDWF, ILO, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Solidarity Center, among others, in various aspects of labour and human rights activism.

The organization has been in the forefront in fighting for various rights of workers including lobbying, advocacy in addition to the issues pertaining to safe labour migration and the rights of migrant workers at large. It has also got engagements with the Ministry of Labour, Federation of Kenya Employers and other government agencies in regards to solving labour and employment disputes and in regards to social protection.

It has seen the successful engagement and involvement in the negotiations and signings of various Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) towards good industrial relation and harmony between the employers and employees in terms of favorable terms and conditions of employment relationships.

 

People Associated With This Organization

DENNIS ORUCHO

Germany  
Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels,... (Unverified)
Joined January 2021
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment, Other, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
I am confident that my practical experience as an Industrial Relations Officer (KUDHEIHA Workers – Nairobi), Intern at ITUC (Department of Human and Trade Unions’ Right – Brussels, Belgium), Field Officer and Occupational Safety and Health trainee (ITC/ILO – Turin, Italy) in relation to my academic background in MA – Labour Policies and Globalisation (University of Kassel and Berlin School of Economics and Law) together with Sociology and Political Science (University of Nairobi) make me viable to bring an immediate contribution.

I have impeccable leadership and organizational skills, ability to communicate and confidently engage professionally with high ranking personalities. I have excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Swahili in addition to computer skills and applications.

I have been actively involved in lobbying, advocacy, report and proposal writings, trade dispute resolutions, training and education of workers, (domestic and other informal workers included) and staff members in addition to my great work in the translation of the ITUC’s advocacy and campaign platform known as ‘Migrant Recruitment Advisor’ from English to Swahili towards safe labour migration.

Being self-driven, team player and hard-working individual who strongly believes in moral values and integrity, I can offer significant contribution to your company evidenced by my ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. I believe I would bring valuable expertise and experience towards realization of your objectives, mission and vision and would be glad to further discuss my potential positions and qualifications.
I look forward to be part of a team that is highly involved in defending and fighting for the rights of the weak, less fortunate and vilified members of the society including the victims of various social injustices towards uplifting the humanitarian spirit and unity.

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