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KENYA: Woman rushed to Tanzania for treatment dies

September 2017 Dailynation; A 43-year-old woman who sought treatment in Tanzania for pregnancy-related complications as a result of the Kenyan nurses’ strike died Wednesday. Ms Josephine Chole, from Taita- Taveta County, died as she waited to be admitted to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. She was eight months pregnant. “She had …

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KENYA: We won’t be cowed by threats, say nurses

September 2017 Dailynation; Nurses have vowed to continue with their job strike until their grievances are addressed, saying they will not be cowed by threats to sack them. The Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) on Tuesday said its members will not be shaken by any threat from governors, adding …

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KENYA: Governors give nurses a week to resume duty

August 2017 DailyNation; Governors have given nurses a week to return to work or face sacking. They described the industrial action as illegal. The decision, announced by Council of Governors (CoG) chairman Josphat Nanok, was agreed on by the county bosses on Thursday. The governors’ meeting was the climax of …

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KENYA:Uhuru invites nurses for talks to end strike

August 2017 Businessdaily; President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to nurses to resume work and give the new government a chance for dialogue to end the 82-day-old strike. Mr Kenyatta was speaking during the launch of cancer equipment at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Thursday. More than 25,000 nurses went on …

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KENYA:Nurses stand firm in talks to end strike

July 2017 Dailynation; 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 …

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KENYA:Governors put nurses’ pay dispute at SRC’s feet

July 2017 BusinessDaily; Governors have asked the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to approve nurses’ salary increase before they can effect it. The governors claimed their hands were tied since it was the commission’s work to approve the raise. Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma, who is the chairman of the Council of …

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KENYA: Sack SRC boss, protesting Kisii nurses say

July 2017 DailyNation; Striking Kisii nurses have called for the sacking of Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) chair Sarah Serem, accusing her of blocking signing of a CBA. The health workers chanted slogans and waved placards as they hoisted the SRC chair’s effigy as they marched along the streets. Led …

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KENYA:Doctors union urges Govt to tackle nurses’ strike

July 2017 Dailynation;Doctors have asked the government to amend the Health Bill 2015 in order to improve access to services, and resolve the ongoing nurses’ strike. The appeal comes a day after signing acollective bargaining agreement with the government. Speaking during the third annual delegates’ conference at Crowne Plaza in …

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KENYA: Health ministry backs bid to call off nurses strike

June 2017 BusinessDaily; The Health ministry has thrown its weight behind an application seeking to have the nurses strike called off. Principal Secretary Julius Korir has in court papers said that the strike, called by Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) officials, is premature since talks on the collective bargaining agreement …

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