Workers at Kenya’s main port Mombasa have called off a strike that had brought the principal east African gateway to a standstill.
They were demanding permanent employment contracts that guaranteed them a pension scheme.
At the height of the action union leaders were determined not to budge until management put the contracts into writing for each worker.
Simon Sang of Kenya’s Dock Workers’ Union said: “The whole port has been paralysed, the whole port will not actually, no work will go on, until the first one thousand letters are seen here.”
Unions ordered their members back to work once the letters were issued.
The two day stoppage had held up imported cargo bound for onward journeys to Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo among other destinations.
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