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COVID-19: Health workers issue 14-day strike notice

A 14-day strike notice was offered to the government by health professionals demanding better working conditions and better workplace protections in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Nurses, clinical officials, clinical lab experts, drug store specialists, nutritionists, and different cadres of health experts have said they will initiate their strike on May 18 if their requests are not met.

Leaders of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN), Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO), Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory Officers, Kenya National Union of Pharmaceutical Technologists and different frameworks of medicinal services laborers have reported their aim to down their tools should their complaints fail to receive any notice.

Under the umbrella assortment of Kenya Health Professionals Society (KHPS) that is led by Mohammed Duba, the healthcare experts have said the administration has sidelined them when they are facing all challenges to battle the infection.

“We reiterate our goodwill to support the government during this period…and once more appeal to the government to address the issues within 14 days from today’s failure to which the unions will commence a nationwide strike,”
M. Duba

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