Kenya Airways (KQ) is facing yet another eminent strike. The strike planned to start on Wednesday, 13th October next week over a pay dispute over fresh demands by staff regarding a return-to-work formula signed between the airline and the union following the first strike on August 25th last year, will see over 5,000 employees of the aviation industry down their tools.

Aviation and Allied Workers Union has issued a seven-day strike notice over the pay dispute, demanding the salary rise to be backdated by 15 months, which would cost Kenya Airways KES 325 million above the initial KES 129 million if it were implemented from October 2009.

Last year’s strike is estimated to have cost the airline about KES 640 million for the 3 days that workers stayed away from duty.