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KENYA:Kirinyaga County nurses call off strike

October 2017 BusinessDaily;The suffering of patients in public hospitals and dispensaries in Kirinyaga County has come to an end after all 508 nurses in the devolved unit returned to work yesterday. They resumed work after their representatives held a consultative meeting with County officials. A spot check by Nation yesterday …

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KENYA: Governors vow to dismiss all striking nurses

September 2017 Dailynation; 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 …

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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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