Nurses defend December strike threat

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Kenya National Union of Nurses has defended its planned strike set to start on the 10th of December saying the  ministry of health and the County governments failed to honour their agreement that was to ensure nurses gets allowances when they called off strike in back in November 2017.

In an exclusive interview with Ghetto Radio News KNUN Secretary General Seth Panyako revealed that  10 counties including Nairobi has  confirmed that they will honour the agreement.

According to Panyako te strike will only take place in counties  that fails to honour the agreement.

’’I want to confirm here that i have received written communication from Nairobi city county government that they will pay nurses the agreed allowance and we also want to  make it clear that the strike will only take place in  counties that fails to honour this,  including national  referral  hospitals.’’ He added.

Panyako further accused the salaries and remuneration commission for dragging behind counties who want to implement the agreement by not issuing letters recognising the same.

‘‘We want to ask the new commissioners to act fast and ensure they write  recognition  letter to council of governors so that county government can go ahead and  pay nurses.’’

In the agreement  nurses were were to to receive 5000 shillings uniform allowance including 3500 shilling nursing allowance which was to be spread  up to 2021.

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