The Kenya national union of nurses (KNUN) Uasin Gishu branch has suspended a strike that was scheduled for Tuesday next week. This is in a bid to pave way for negotiations.
Speaking at the County headquarters while giving a press release, the Chairman Uasin Gishu County Public Service Board Mr. Joseph Tanui said that the County is ready to implement the return to work formula as soon as the Council of Governors (CoG) and SRC reach an agreement led by Ministry of labour as the conciliator.
Mr. Tanui who was speaking on behalf of H.E Hon Jackson Mandago, EGH, noted that the administration will encourage a consultative meeting and meet the health workers needs.
On their part, branch union officials led by Secretary Ms. Beatrice kariuki stated that the strike has been suspended and they are ready to go back to work until the conciliatory talks by Ministry of labour are through in 60 days.
“ We shall not strike as from 19th. We shall be on duty to serve the people of Uasin Gishu.” Added Ms. Kariuki.
Among the grievances raised by the Union include, promotion and career progression, training, internal transfers, nurses shortage, pension and retirement.