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Workers issue strike threat over new NHIF rates

02 April 2012, 10:20

Thousands of plantation workers have threatened to go on strike if their employers in the tea, coffee and horticulture industries deduct the new National Hospital Insurance Fund’s rates from their salaries at the end of this month.

The Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers said Sunday that they were not party to the decision by NHIF management to increase their monthly contributions for healthcare and would therefore not accept any new deductions.

"We send a strong message to our employers in this vital sector that any move to deduct our members the new NHIF rates will attract dire consequences from us including withholding our labour," said KPAW’s union’s Acting Secretary General Thomas Kipkemboi.

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