Kisumu nurses demonstrate, no CBA no work.

Nurses at Kisumu County and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospitals took to the streets saying they will not return to work if their CBA is not implemented.

Kisumu nurses demonstrate, no CBA no work.

Nurses at Kisumu County and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospitals took to the streets saying they will not return to work if their CBA is not implemented.

07 June 2017 Wednesday 14:47
Kisumu nurses demonstrate, no CBA no work.

Operations at Kisumu's public hospitals remained paralysed on Wednesday as the nurses' strike continued to its third day.

Nurses at Kisumu County and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospitals took to the streets saying they will not return to work if their CBA is not implemented.

They were joined by others from smaller facilities.

The nurses began their industrial action on Monday to push for the implementation of their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the government.

A spot check by The Star in Kisumu found that only doctors were attending to patients while those in need of nurses' services were turned away.

Similar stories have been told in counties including Elgeyo Marakwet and Meru.

In Mombasa, six people died at Coast Provincial General Hospital.

The nurses said the Salaries and Remuneration Commission should stop the blame game and ensure their deal is fully effected.

In a phone interview on Tuesday, KNUN acting secretary general Maurice Opetu said the strike will continue until their demands are met.

He said they want the government to sign the negotiated CBA as agreed.

“The strike is legal, we had an agreement with them on December 14...we agreed hat if the CBA had not been negotiated and signed by March 2, we would go on a strike," he said in a statement.

The Star

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