Kenya National Union of Nurses has distanced itself from the on going strike by members of the Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (KUDHEIHA) at Kenyatta National Hospital saying the group has lost focus and does not know what they want.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News KNUN Secretary General Seth Panyako says all 1800 nurses at the facility are working and that the strike by KUDHEIHA has not affected services.
‘‘Our members are working and the strike by KUDHEIHA has nothing to do with our nurses..we also want to say that KUDHEIHA themselves are pushing for something they are not even aware of,’’ Panyako said.
He also urged nurses to give the union time and negotiate a deal that will suit their needs.
‘’So far we have a good management team at KNH and we want to assure our members that we shall meet the board to discuss our collective bargaining agreement which will ensure is the best for our members.’’He added.
Workers under KUDHEIHA are on strike demanding salaries increment as per salaries and remuneration commission regulation 2012.
The union Secretary general Albert Njeru says the current KNH CEO has only ensured that his salary conforms with the regulation leaving out employees.