Health staff, specifically nurses, in Kisumu County have announced a fresh strike beginning Wednesday, after the county failed to honour terms of their recent agreement.
Through the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Branch Secretary Maurice Opetu, the union announced that all its 4000 members will down their tools beginning Wednesday.
This, he said on Tuesday, is in protest to disobedience of their previous agreements with the county government and withheld salaries for July and August.
“The strike will be on tomorrow (Wednesday) because we have not gotten a clear communication from the executive, until our claims of remuneration and promotion of health workers is met, we will keep off work,” he said.
The county through Director of Communications Alloyce Ager confirmed receiving the strike notice, but declined to further address the issue to prevent sabotaging ingoing talks.
He said that the county is in the process of consulting with the union bosses in a bid to avoid the handing predicament.
“It is true we received the strike notice and we have ongoing meetings between the stakeholders concerning the issue and hope the meetings will yield something," said Ager.
The county had blamed the situation on the assembly's refusal to pass the Sh10 billion budget proposal, saying that the same had brought everything to a halt.