- The CBA whose implementation the workers were demanding include a fresh re-designation of the workers according to their qualifications
- The other issue the county workers were protesting against include the county’s alleged non-remittance of statutory deductions such as medical covers, union fees, loans among others
Services at the Nairobi County have been suspended after county employees downed their tools demanding implementation of their 2015-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The CBA whose implementation the workers were demanding include a fresh re-designation of the workers according to their qualifications, promotions and salary increment.
The other issue the county workers were protesting against include the county’s alleged non-remittance of statutory deductions such as medical covers, union fees, loans among others.
Francis Gachoki county workers treasure told Ghetto radio that the county has violated violated the constitution of Kenya an action that has compelled them to picket.
“We are demonstrating because the county government has refused to listen to us. The county is unwilling to implement the CBA even after the completion of negotiations. The county has also failed to do the following, remit union deductions despite a court order, failed to refund illegally detected PAYEE from constables and fire personnel, failed to pay workers us allowances, overtimes, imprest, medical refunds and per diems,” said Gachuki.
Poor working conditions
Gachoki also noted the poor working conditions county workers are subjected to and the delay in handling human resource matters.
According to to Gachoki several employees have also been going through historical injustices especially those who are not properly redesignated.
” Several members who who got accidents in the line of duty have been denied justice because of improper designation despite submitting all requisite documents. When you tell them they say that you were appointed to do this and not that,” he added.
Sonko rescue team joined county workers in their peaceful demonstration.
” Im Swaleh Mbuvi, chairman Sonko rescue team and we have came to rescue county staff so that they may get justice. See everything is in a mess after they have gone for strike. No services including hospitals and that is why we want county act accordingly,” he added.
By Jeremick Joe