Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi county governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has excused himself from the blame in the ongoing nurses strike and instead directed them to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) that has failed to initiate the move even after the Industrial court ruled over it in favors of the workers in November last year.
Government moves to avert looming nurses strike
The county Boss moreover, said that the county has enough money to pay increment but they have to get a go-ahead from the SRC first, as the law requires.
He, however, noted that he will be meeting with the SRC and ministry of finance officials, to discuss the way forward before the matter gets out of hand.
Labour court suspends nurses strike
Staffs in Nairobi County earlier on Tuesday vowed not to work, protesting the failure of implementation of 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement by the county government.
The 13,000 workers want the SRC to give the County Government of Nairobi a go-ahead to implement the CBA, that demands an additional 15 percent salary increment to be fully implemented.
According to their county government workers union Secretary General Roba Duba, the strike will go on until their demands are met.