Doctors in Kisii strike over unfulfilled CBA

The medics vowed to stay away from duty until the County  implement provisions of the 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Kenya Medical and Pharmacy and Dentists Board Nyanza chairman Dr Kevin Onsuri   said that  they  had an informal meeting between them and Governor James Ongwae on Monday evening failed to yield fruits.
But in a quick rejoinder, Governor Ongwae has said that all the conditions have been met and said the Doctors were being unfair to the county given that he had put every effort to improve their welfare prior to their strike notice.
Kisii county Governor James Ongwae in a past event PHOTO/FILE

The union official called on all medics to withdraw services and stay at home until they receive communication from them to resume work.

“No doctor nor Intern will be serving in any public  health facility till  our demands  are  met, “said  Osuri.
Osuri said lack of proper medical insurance for doctors was posing danger them and their families.Adding that more than 50 doctors have been denied time off to study.
” As a union we will continue to demand that our members be given study leaves as nobody has a right to deny them a chance to advance their studies. ” Osuri said.
The medics said the County had been not taking  into  consideration  regarding the implementation of the deal which was signed three years ago.
The medics said they will not withdraw the  strike till  their demands are met.

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