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Nyeri Council workers join fellows in strike

21 January 2013, 10:19 Wangui Joseph

Despite Local Government Permanent Secretary Karega Mutahi dismissing a strike planned by its workers country wide, Nyeri municipal and county council workers downed their tools and matched in the streets.

According to Local Government workers union Nyeri branch deputy Chairman Duncan Ndung’u Kariuki there was an agreement between union and the Ministry on a salary increment which was to be implemented by September last year.

The workers are demanding a 60% increment for the junior staff and 30% to all senior staffs. The 489 workers matched in Nyeri town streets singing anti-government slogans with twigs and placards though were peacefully done but brought business to a stand still.

They vowed not to pick up tools until the Minister-Paul Otuoma signs the new salary increment agreement.

“We are therefore directing all the workers in all the local authourities in the Country to lay their tools as from January 17 2013, until the collective Bargaining Agreement is approved and implemented by the Minister for Local Government,” indicated a strike notice letter.

Ndung’u said after every two years local government workers salary goes up accompanied with some allowances.

On Wednesday Karega said the workers’ fate was to be decided by Salary and Renumeration Commission.


 
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