Nyamira nurses and medical practitioners have finally agreed on a return to work formula after a two months strike for delayed salaries.
Addressing journalists in the governor’s boardroom Thursday, Nyamira branch secretary for the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Mr Richard Oruta called off the strike and urged all nurses to resume to their work stations on Friday 24th in the morning.
He said it was that the County government had promised to honor the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed in November 2017.He further said that the two months salary would be paid as agreed in the return to work formula.
“We have discussed the issues we have raised at length and have agreed to return to work immediately tomorrow morning without fail,I therefore call off the strike today and call upon all the nurses to report to work tomorrow by 8.00 am as the County government works on honoring the return to work formula”, said Oruta.
Among the issues that led to the nurses opting for strike is lack of responsive communication systems for improved relations and feedback mechanism.
Remittance of deductions from staff to relevant institutions which the County government agreed to do by 15th day of every month.
The County Secretary Mr. Eric Aori assured that no health official could be victimized for taking part in the strike.
” I want to assure you that the government will not victimize anybody for taking part in the strike and that all the salaries will be duly paid”,said Aori.
However, appearing before the house committee health services ECM Mr.Douglas Bosire said that no worker could be paid for the days not worked.
“We are not going to pay anybody for work not done,it will be illegal to pay somebody who decided to stay at home”, he said.
He was appearing before the assembly to shade light on the state of the department which he heads.