Nurses in Homa-Bay County resume work after a long strike
Written by Dickens Ochieng on February 3, 2021
Nurses working at public health facilities in Homa-Bay County have called off a long strike that was announced by their National Union on December 7 after signing a return to work formula with the county government.
The Nurses through their branch union dubbed Kenya National Union of Nurses Homa-Bay branch reached into signing the return to work formula with their employer after holding a one day meeting at the governor’s boardroom.
The branch executive secretary Omondi Nyonje said they have been on strike in solidarity with their colleagues countrywide to push for their demands in the health sector.
Mr. Nyonje announced that they will resume duty tomorrow from 8 am after signing a return to work formula with the county government, adding that some of the demands they addressed include comprehensive insurance, enhancement of risk allowance, timely payment of salaries among other issues.
The County executive Secretary Isaiah Ogwe who signed the agreement on behalf of the County government said they are ready to abide by the agreement between the employer and workers to enable healthcare services to resume its normal operations.
Ogwe stated that there are some workers’ grievances that the county government is still working on and shall be implemented as soon as possible to improve health services in the county.