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.