The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Uasin Gishu Chapter today met with The County Public Service Board and other top County officials in a bid to stop the impending strike called by the KNUN.
Speaking during the negotiation meeting, Board Chair Mr. Joseph Tanui said that the meeting was called to jump-start the dialogue process and to strike a middle ground between the employer and the nurses working in the County.
Mr. Tanui noted that negotiation was on top gear so as to avert the impending strike adding that the administration was willing to go out of its way to meet the health workers needs.
On their part, branch union officials led by Secretary Ms. Beatrice Kariuki appreciated the efforts made by the administration promising to get back to the negotiation table on Friday after consulting union members in the County.
The strike enters the second week in participating Counties but normalcy has been witnessed in all the County facilities across the County.
County Public Service Board Secretary Mrs. Anne Koech, Commissioner Jowin Sang Koech, Public Service Management and Health and Chief Officer’s Mrs. Irene Kaptingei and Dr. Gregory Ondieki and County Attorney Mr. Stephen Lel were among the negotiators on behalf of the County Government.
Other KNUN Branch officials present were Joshua Masai (Deputy Branch Secretary), Kleen Kimutai (Organizing Secretary) and Francis Chepkwony (Treasurer).
Negotiations will continue on Friday.