No KPA workers sacked over NHIF debate, government says
03 July 2015, 18:51
Nairobi - The government has landed a court order stopping public workers from striking over the new National Hospital Fund NHIF rates.
The order was announced Friday evening by Labour CS Raychele Omamo and Transport CS James Macharia.
The two are working in acting capacities in their respective roles.
Macharia also said that no worker at the Kenya Ports Authority KPA would be sacked over their strike action.
He said that a notice by the KPA and subsequent sacking letters written by the Authority to striking workers was null and void saying that all workers had agreed to return to work in the interim while a solution to the problem was being sought.
The move comes a day after strike action by public workers failed to properly kick off over the rates.
Workers are up in arms over the rates which have seen workers forced to pay as much as KES 1,700 a month from the prior KES 320.
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