12 February 2019

Kenya: Paralysis At City Hall As Staff Boycott Work to Demand More Cash

Operations at City Hall were on Tuesday grounded after more that 15, 000 workers went on strike over delayed salary increments.

The workers are demanding salary increment of between 15 and 20 percent contained in an agreement signed in May 2017 that City Hall had promised would be effected last month.

The county had last December agreed to increase salaries for all its workers under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in January but has since dragged feet in the move.

"It is our well-considered view that your office has not accorded the implementation of the new CBA the seriousness... Take further notice that the workers parade shall only be called off after full implementation of the new CBA," reads part of the letter.

Under the terms of the agreement, the pay rise was to take effect in 2017/2018 financial year, but that never happened even though the county set aside Sh800 million to cater for the CBA.

The workers would also get leave allowances, medical cover and other perks, monetary and non-monetary.

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