The workers’ strike at Mombasa port is over as the authorities act quickly to provide permanent contracts for the labour force, prompting a return to duties.

Workers on Friday lined up at the port authority’s main offices to collect their employment contracts, whereafter many workers returned to work immediately, allowing operations at the dock – which had been entirely crippled by the strike – to start up again.

The port authorities succeeded in issuing letters of contractual employment to all 3,500 striking workers, in spite of worries that the action may drag out if the authorities take their time in preparing the contracts.  The authorities had suggested providing the workers with contracts would take some time, with the port labour force stating it would not resume duties until the letters had been handed over.

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