Monday D-day as health workers threaten strike
09 December 2013, 13:20
Nairobi - Health workers around the country have threatened to go
slow on their duties if their demands are not met.
The workers were scheduled to meet on Monday with their
respective county governors to map a way forward regarding remuneration and
what they termed as “central point of operation.”
In addition, through their Kenya Health Workers
Association (KHWA), the medic’s assistants are opposed to the move by the
government to have their welfare run and managed at county government level. The
health workers want to be paid for their services by the central government.
“We are fully opposed to being paid by the county
government and if the government cannot retain our functionality at the central
government then health workers countrywide will not report for duty starting
from Wednesday next week” stated the association.
However, various county government officials have assured
the workers and the public that a solution would be arrived during the meeting
to be held on Monday.
The Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), Francis
Atwoli, defended the interests of workers by stating the inefficiencies of the
He stated that the county government system was “too
young and not ready” to handle such tasks.
– CAJ News