County government workers have now threatened to paralyse all operations from next week Tuesday should the government fail to remit their delayed July salaries.
Unions led by Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union ,Kenya county government workers union and nurses Union have given both national government and county government seven days notice to move with speed and pay them their salaries failure to which they will meet on streets.
Kenya county government workers union secretary general Roba Duba says they have tried several times to reach the government to honour the salary obligations but they are not bothered.
‘‘We are giving the government until next week Tuesday to pay us our salaries failure to which we shall mobilize all workers in the 47 counties and do salary parade because our salaries are fundamental, it is in the contract and therefore it is not negotiable.’’ Roba said.
The same were echoed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union Ouma Ouluga who accused the council of governors of dragging the workers in division revenue bill wars that has rippled the two level of government.
‘‘Workers salary is basic and that workers are under contact so let them not use workers as guinea pig in the fight,we are also not taking any sides on the revenue bill duel, what we want is our salaries.’’ Oluga said.
Out of the 47 counties only governor Mike Sonko has promised to pay workers this week the are saying they do not have money to pay and that they are waiting the passage of the division of revenue bill.