Services Paralysed As Nairobi County Gov’t and NMS Staffs Begin Strike
Services at Nairobi County Government and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services offices have been paralysed following workers strike that kicked off today.
The workers held demonstrations at Cityhall building chanting solidarity song to show their displeasure with their employer.
According to County Government Workers Union Secretary Festus Ngari, they are striking because the County Public Service Board has been promoting individuals selectively and has also not given them a medical cover.
‘‘We are parading because of the following ;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 of 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,” Ngari said.
‘‘We shall continue parading until the governor addresses this matter because we have been told that she is away…should they fail then we shall be here daily,’’ he added.
His co-secretary Benson Oliang’a on the other hand accused the county for not taking seriously human resource matters.
‘’We have been engaging the County Government and Nairobi Metropolitan Services bosses and none cares …we want to assure them that no worker will report back on duty before all our grievances are met. They are also telling us that the acting governor is currently outside the country yet we have county secretary Jairus Musumba who is directly in charge,’’ Oliang’a told Radio News.
‘‘Let the prepare for serious engagement both at the table and on ground because we have paralysed everything,hospitals,schools,security personnel are also off duty and we are calling upon all other members who have not join us to do so immediately,’’ Oliang’a stated.
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