In Summary
  • The statement was issued following a CoG consultative meeting held in Nairobi on Friday to discuss strikes by the nurses and clinical officers.

  • “Our consultative meeting reiterated the resolution of the council meeting of August 31, 2017, that all nurses who have not returned to work stand sacked and thereafter, the counties advertise their positions,” said Mr Nanok.

  • The secretary-general dismissed the constant pronouncements by politicians and some governors  that the strike is illegal.

The Council of Governors has maintained that county bosses will sack all nurses who have not resumed duty and advertise their positions.

The CoG has described the nurses’ strike as illegal and unprotected.

In a statement issued Sunday, CoG chairman Josphat Nanok said the Employment and Labour Relations Court, on September 1, declared the nurses’ strike illegal.

He asked officials of the Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) to call off the strike immediately and refrain from interfering with the smooth running of health care in Kenya.

CONSULTATIVE MEETING

The statement was issued following a CoG consultative meeting held in Nairobi on Friday to discuss strikes by the nurses and clinical officers.

Those who attended include Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu and Principal Secretary Julius Korir; Public Service Commission chairperson Margaret Kobia; Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Sarah Serem and SRC chief executive Anne Gitau; and County Public Service Boards Human Resources Committee chairman Eliud Mureithi.

“Our consultative meeting reiterated the resolution of the council meeting of August 31, 2017, that all nurses who have not returned to work stand sacked and thereafter, the counties advertise their positions,” said Mr Nanok.

He added that the nurses do not have recognised agreements with the 47 county governments and their strike is, therefore, illegal.

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