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Nyamira County Government and striking doctors agree to end strike

Nyamira County Doctors have signed an agreement to end a four months strike that left service
delivery in all the county facilities grounded.
The truce was reached after the County Governor promised to implement all the pending issues
which the medics wanted to be implemented before returning to work.
Among the issues that the medical professionals were disagreeing with the county included
stagnated promotions of staffs, victimization of those who participated in previous industrial
strikes and payment of salaries accrued from promotions that were effected in 2017.
"Following the conclusion of the negotiations between the KMPDU and the County Government
of Nyamira over the strike by the doctors which commenced on September 15, 2020, it has now
been agreed that the union commits to withdraw all cases against the county or any of its officers
from the Employment and Labour Relations Court immediately," read part of the return-to-work
formula agreement.
The agreement was signed by Governor Amos Nyaribo, County Secretary James Ntabo, Health
Chief Officer Jack Magara, Public Administration Chief Officer Christine Ogechi and Lake
Region officials of KMPDU Dr Lameck Omweri (Secretary), Kevin Osuri(Chairman) and
Hanson Onguti(Liaison).
The parties agreed that all doctors should resume duty immediately or not later than Thursday
this week at 8 am.

By Darlington Mose

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