Nurses resume duty,optimistic county will implement agreement

Operations at all public health facilities in Nakuru have resumed normal this is after Nurses in all in Nakuru county returned to work on Thursday after their month long strike was called off on Wednesday evening.

According to Kenya National Union of Nurses- Knun Nakuru Branch secretary Cyprine Odera who met and communicated to the nurses resolutions of the meeting that led to the strike being called off, all nurses had agreed to return to work.

“I have issued out cancellation letters to 39 nurses who had been interdicted as agreed with county government on Wednesday and therefore we are all resuming duty” she said.

Odera said that no nurse will be intimidated or victimized as the county government gave an undertaking of not doing so .

She pointed out that December and January salaries will be paid together to all 1200 nurses who were on strike adding that promotions for deserving nurses will be effected by 31st January.

She was optimistic that the county government of Nakuru seemed committal to implement their agreement as reached at on Wednesday including paying the salary for one nurse who had not been paid for one year.

On the fate of 275 health workers employed on contract basis, Odera reiterated the need for the county government to retain them considering that there was a shortage of workers even before the strike.

She said that they had acted well during the strike period by attending to patients and as such it would only be wise to retain them .

Martin Gicinga

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