Kisumu — The government has been called upon to come to the aid of over 180 foreign workers in the communication sector in the country following a court battle over their pay.
The Communication Workers Union (COWU) Secretary General Benson Okwaro says the foreign workers in the call centers are stranded in the country without pay, some unable to pay their rents.
Okwaro, who is also the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) deputy Secretary General said the affected workers, who work in the companies of Facebook, Tik Tok, Google, Whatsapp, ChatGPT amongst others have gone without pay for months.
“The companies have been changing employers more often, and the majority of their employees are foreigners, they fire as and when they want,” he said.
He noted that the companies who are outsourcing for the employees rendered them redundant without pay, promoting the affected workers to move to court and despite a court injunction, the employer has declined to adhere to the ruling.
Okwaro is now…