Victory for Doctors at last as  union, govt finally signs  CBA

Victory for Doctors at last as union, govt finally signs CBA

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH JUNE,2017-Doctors in the country can breath easy   after their union and government signed the match  fought  for  Collective Bargaining Agreement  on Friday morning.The move brings to an end protracted battles  between the government ,doctors union and  the council of governors  that led to a nationwide doctors strike which lasted for almost three months early this year.

The signing of the CBA by Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu and his PS Julius Korir on behalf of the National government and by KMPDU Secretary General Ouma Oluga and its Chairman Samuel Oroko followed the receipt of a green light from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission following negotiations.

Oluga described the event as a milestone coming a day before their 3rd Annual Delegates Conference.

“We all can account for what a daunting task that journey has been. Indeed, each one of us has a testimony and a scar from that struggle, even experiencing a false start on June 27, 2013 when the first union CBA was signed but never registered,” he said.

He stated that in the coming days, doctors will be signing the CBA with County Governments as soon it is facilitated by the Council of Governors.

Mailu thanked doctors for being patent and urged them to always engage in dialogue when addressing their grievances.

 

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