The Employment Labour Relations Court has ordered striking homabay county medical staff, to return to work. However, the delayed salaries, unfavourabl
The Employment Labour Relations Court has ordered striking homabay county medical staff, to return to work. However, the delayed salaries, unfavourable terms and condition of employment and claims by the Union of lack of concern by the county government too toxic for life?
Medical facilities in Homabay County have been paralysed following a strike by the County doctors and nurses. The Industrial action entered its third day yesterday.
The medics who were yesterday ordered by the Employment Labour Relations Court to return to work immediately have yet to receive their October salary. High Court Judge, Nduma Nderi, had ordered the medics to return to work immediately until a case filed by the county government is heard and determined.
News of the court decision was received with a heavy hearts by the striking medical staff. And a heavy cloud hang over the medical fraternity in the county after it emerged a senior lab technician, at Rangwe Sub-County Hospital, Mr. Thadayo Nyakwaka, had committed suicide on receiving the return to work news.
Mr. Nyakwaka is said to have taken his life earlier today.
... why the strike…..
The strike by the workers cames in the wake of a systemic salary delay the Union claimed, and added, the county government callously does not even communicate. The Union also cited various complaints over the terms and condition of employment including lack of remission of staff statutory deductions.
Earlier, following the strike notice, on Friday 2nd November 2016, the workers representatives met the County CEC Hon. Nicholas K’Oriko CEC Finance, Economic Planning and Service Delivery over various issues and especially the lack of communication and delay in salaries. The salaries and other issues were not resolve at the expiry of the strike notice resulting in the Industrial.
A visit to some of the sub-county hospitals noted no staff had returned to work despite the cout order.
Some of the facilities at the Hospital could also do with some looking into – don’t you think so?