7 January 2013
Kenya: Nurses Move to Court to Challenge Return - to - Work Order
Photo: B Wolff/UN
By Lydia Matata
Nurse attends to a patient (file photo): Striking nurses have defied an order to call off the strike.
Nurses are in court this morning seeking a review of an order issued by the the Industrial Court on Friday. The industrial court had ordered the nurses to go back to work terming their strike illegal.
The nurses have challenging the order argueing that they have received contradicting rulings on their strike and right to form a union. The Industrial Court has also ordered the reinstatement of nurses who had been sacked during the strike.
Nurses in public hospitals however defied the order and have continued with their strike over better pay and registration of their union. Their strike is on its 5th week.
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