Government moves to avert looming nurses strike


Nairobi, KENYA: The government has appointed a reconciliation Committee to avert the looming strike by the Kenya Union of Nurses KNUN set to kick start on Monday 4th, of February.

Addressing members of the press in Nairobi on Friday, Labour and social protection cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattan, said the committee which will be chaired by Haron Mwaura( seasoned Industrial relations expert) will assist the parties to mediate and amicably resolve the impasse and file a report to them within 30 days.
” I am confident that the reconciliation committee appointed comprising of seasoned industrial Relations practitioners, has the capacity to resolve the matters in dispute,” Yattan said.
The CS believes that the health sector provides critical essential services, noting that their disruption will not only be injurious to the well-being of the citizens but also likely to cause a serious threat to the state.
This is after KNUN on Wednesday through their secretary general Seth Panyako, issued a strike notice to some counties that have failed to implement Return to work Agreement that was entered between the council of governors and the Ministry of Health Officials on 2nd November 2017.