In Summary

  • Nurses petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta to halt his presidential campaigns and address the grievances.
  • Talks with governors hit a snag after the two parties disagreed on the CBA.

Nurses have agreed to go back to the negotiating table with governors to end their nationwide strike.

However, they will only attend the meeting in the presence of the County Public Service Board Forum chairman and a representative of the Ministry of Health, they said.

DEMANDS
In a letter to the Council of Governors that was seen by the Nation, the Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) also said they will attend the meeting to discuss only the disputed collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and no other.

“In view of the ongoing strike, the union affirms its wish to see the stalemate brought to an end without compromising the CBA under dispute,” Knun Secretary-General Maurice Opetu noted.

PATIENTS
The revelation comes a day after the nurses petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta to halt his presidential campaigns and address the grievances that led to the strike, which entered its sixth week on Saturday.

The nurses said it was painful to see patients suffering in public hospitals while the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and the CoG were locked in a disagreement over how to end the stalemate.

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