Crisis Looms as NMS and Nairobi County Staff Threaten to Boycott Work Next Week
Nairobi Country Government and Nairobi Metropolitan Services employees have now threatened to go on strike next week on Wednesday over delayed promotions and salary increment.
In an exclusive Interview with Ghetto Radio News Kenya County Government Workers Union Nairobi branch secretary Fetus Ngari says that the employer has failed to honour their earlier agreements on salary enhancement and promotions.
“It is actually true and there should be no doubt that we have written to the management of the city county employees to face workers in a parade over grievances that are not limited to lack of medical cover because the premiums have not been paid, angled promotions which has been taken by the County Public Service Board which is intimidated as well as not giving equal opportunities to all our members among other grievances…for that reason we are mobilizing our members starting on 13th Wednesday morning until these matters are all addressed by our employers,” Ngari told Ghetto Radio News on phone.
In a seven day notice the union wants nine issues addressed by the County Government of Nairobi and NMS.
“The branch executive committee of Kenya County Government Workers Union unanimously agreed to hold a parade on the following grounds; Non provision of members with a medical scheme – the members have been exposed due to inefficiency of the executive to procure a medical insurance provider in time for seamless transition, Failure to promote county staff, Perennial delay in paying county Staff, on remittance of statutory deductions, Harmonization if Staff benefits, Failure to pay cumulated off days for security officers, on-payment of overtime and other allowances, Failure to provide PPE and uniform for deserving staff.” The letter reads.
Ngari however, indicated that the executive is yet to respond on the matter.
‘‘We want to ask our members to come out in larger numbers and assemble at Cityhall on Wednesday we shall parade there until our grievances are met.’’ Ngari added.
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By Allan Otieno