Engineers dig in as KQ moves to replace them

Kenya Airways engineers singing in unity after they were dismissed from work on November 30, 2017. PHOTO | Kanyiri Wahito | NMG
Kenya Airways engineers singing in unity on November 30, 2017 after they were dismissed from work. They were at Seasons Hotel, Nyayo Estate. PHOTO | Kanyiri Wahito | NMG 

At least 140 sacked Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ engineers and technicians have downplayed the airline’s recruitment of staff to fill their positions, indicating hardening of positions in the pay dispute.

The national carrier yesterday called for applicants to take up the vacant jobs.

Qualified engineers and technicians are required to send in their applications by December 15, indicative of the speed with which the carrier wants the positions filled.

A representative of the sacked workers, however, downplayed this move, claiming KQ, as the airline is known by its international code, will have a tough time getting candidates to fill the positions at current salary scales.