Makueni health care workers postpone strike by 30 days

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A past photo of Health care workers at Kambu level 4 hospital. (Photo credit - Courtesy)

Health care workers from Makueni county have postponed a strike that was scheduled to commence today (12th October) for another 30 days. According to union officials, the move to postpone the strike is to give room for further dialogue as the county has shown some level of goodwill and also to abide by a court order.

Last week, the county public service board went to court to have the strike stopped until their case is heard and determined.

Matthew Sila, the chairman Makueni clinical workers union revealed that the county had tried to resolve the issue of promotions but there were challenges especially on the staff working on contract.

“We sat and held a meeting with our employer the county public service board and Health CECM Dr. Andrew Mulwa. We saw that there is goodwill. They have also released promotions which was one of the thorny issues .” Sila said.

“We will hold another meeting this Friday and the issue of the contract still has a challenge but that will be resolved by relooking at the terms of the fresh employment.” He went on.

Health care workers from Makueni county on Monday (28th September) issued a 14-day strike notice. The medics cited delayed promotions, being underpaid as some of their grievances.

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