Nairobi county workers will kick off their strike on Tuesday 12th February. This is after the county government failed to effect the 15% salary increment as agreed between the two parties in a collective bargaining agreement signed on May 2017.
In an intervew with Ghetto Radio News Nairobi City County Workers Union secretary general Benson Oliang’a Oriaro, the county government has been playing ‘ping pong games’ with them despite the CBA being signed adding that they will stay off duty until their demands are met.
‘‘I want to ask all Nairobi city county workers to report tomorrow and sign at their respective duty posts then we shall converge at city hall, where will parade and demand for our pay.’’ Oriaro stated.
He further asked governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko to move with speed and promptly effect the CBA before it attracts more arrears.
According to Oriaro county workers of Nairobi are living in poverty due to poor pay and work burden that is far to be realized by the current regime.
Nairobi city county government has about 13,000 workers and should the county government implement the 15% pay rise , it will cost an additional figure of ksh.110 million monthly.