17 March 2014

Kenya: Uasin Gishu Nurses Call Off Planned Strike

NURSES in Eldoret have called off a strike that was to start today. They had planned to strike over delayed payment of salaries and allowances.

The move follows successful negotiations with the Uasin Gishu county government which has agreed to honour the health workers' demands. Kenya National Union of Nurses secretary general Seth Panyako said they have agreed with the county government that all nurses who were yet to be paid January and February salaries and allowances will be paid by Friday.

Panyako said all other counties have paid nurses pending allowances including for uniforms. "We have agreed on the demands we had tabled.

Hence we have tentatively put off the strike until further notice. If they don't pay the salaries we will announce the next move," said Panyako who was speaking to the Star on the phone.

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