Har­monise our pay or we will call a na­tion­wide strike, says nurses’ union

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

The Kenya Na­tional Union of Nurses wants the county gov­ern­ments to har­monise the salaries and al­lowances of health work­ers.

Union chair­man John Bii and sec­re­tary gen­eral Seth Panyako urged the coun­ties to guar­an­tee pay­ment of nurses’ salaries on time as out­lined in the Em­ploy­ment Act 2007. The two ad­dressed the press at Tom Mboya Labour Col­lege in Kisumu town on Satur­day.

The union said work­ers sec­onded from the na­tional gov­ern­ment and those who served in the now-de­funct coun­cils should be treated equally.

Bii and Panyako threat­ened to call a na­tion­wide strike if the Salaries and Re­mu­ner­a­tion Com­mis­sion, and the county and na­tional gov­ern­ments do not har­monise pay. The union also de­manded the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the new house al­lowance in line with SRC ‘s 2014 cir­cu­lar.

/ MAU­RICE ALAL

Kenya Na­tional Union of Nurses sec­re­tary gen­eral Seth Panyako (C) and other of­fi­cials ad­dress the press in Kisumu town on Satur­day

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