The State corporation, Posta will send home 504 employees by February 2024 in a plan that has been approved by Communications Ministry.
The move, according to John Tonui, the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), is to cut on costs.
“We will be sending home 504 workers in February next year. The plan has been approved by our parent ministry,” said PCK’s Postmaster-General and Chief Executive Officer John Tonui.
Sending home 504 workers means POSTA will remain with 1, 860 on a payroll.
ICT ministry will spend Ksh.70 million per month of remaining staff up from Ksh.122 million.
In October, the Communication Workers union issued a strike notice to protest the delay in payment of salaries.
According to the union, more than 2,500 Posta Kenya employees have not been paid for the last five months adding to the struggle of an already high cost of living.
The General Post Office, Mombasa employees said they have grappled with five months of uncertainty and financial strain and demanded swift resolution and prompt payment.