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Atwoli Lands A New Role

Francis Atwoli has been vocal championing for workers rights in the country

by Kelvin Mwangi

Francis Atwoli is a happy man after getting a new role as the vice president of the International Trade Unions Federation[ITUF]

With the newly elected ITUC General Secretary Luca Visentini from Italy of whom we will serve together as his Vice President of our global trade union! God Bless’

posted Atwoli via his twitter page.

Francis Atwoli, who serves as a voice for Kenyan workers, has persisted in promoting social justice by arguing in favor of fair labor practices, transparent administration, and improved worker legislation. Due to this, COTU (K) membership increased from 300,000 to over 4,000,000 today. The inclusion of labor rights in the 2010 constitution was one of Atwoli’s significant accomplishments.

Atwoli has held positions in government including some of the following:Secretary General of the Kenyan Central Organization of Trade Unions since 2001. Kenya Plantation & Agricultural Workers Union General Secretary since 1994.

Director of Kenya’s Central Organization of Trade Unions, 1986–1994.Union of Postal and Telecommunication Employees Branch Secretary from 1971 until 1986. At Kenya Posts & Telecommunication Corporation, senior technician from 1967 until 1986.

In acknowledgment of his efforts to advance social justice, he has been honored with the titles of Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS), Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), and Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS).

In recognition of Atwoli’s contributions to the field of labor relations, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology awarded him the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Labour Relations) Honoris Causa.

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