Nurses issue fresh strike notice over CBA

Nurses Union secretary general Seth Panyako during a past press briefing. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Crisis is looming in the health sector across the country after Kenya nurses union have given the government a 7 day ultimatum  to work on Collective Bargaining Agreement or else its members will down their tools.

In a media briefing in Nairobi on Thursday, Knun Sec Gen Seth Panyako wants the national and county government to submit a harmonized counter proposal on the pending issues before 8th March, failure to which the union will issue a strike notice which will commence from 13th this month.

Panyako accused the government of lacking good will and seriousness in handling the matter .

“If the governments will not have submitted the harmonized counter proposal as a greed ,the union will direct her members to begin an industrial action beginning 13th march 2017 and the industrial action will continue untill the CBA is completed,signed and registered in court.” He said.

The collective negotiations was based on the collective agreement entered between the union and the the two level governments on 14th December 2016.

The agreement stated that the union and the two level of governments were to conclude the negotiations ,signing and registration of the CBA in court before 2nd March.