Unfortunately,not only are our doctors suffering in Cuba but so are our nurses here back at homeland.They have been witnessed severally taking to the streets in lamentation demonstrations to a deaf government.
However the last time they marched for their grievances, a stern warning was issued by president Uhuru that was followed by closed talks and withdrawal of the strikes simultaneously from different regions.
After the health workers went on strike, the Council of Governors moved to court, which ordered the parties to attend conciliation meetings initiated by Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani and file a report within 30 days.
Mr Yattani appointed a committee comprising representatives from the Health ministry, Council of Governors (CoG), nurses’ union, Labour ministry and Public Service Board to look into the issues.
It has however emerged that the ministry of Health and CoG, despite signing the return-to-work formula, insist they do not have money to pay nurses.
“The Ministry of Health, governors and nurses’ union leaders did not agree. There was a lot of dishonesty. I know there is a lot of expectation from nurses that maybe they would be getting a salary increase. Unfortunately, I have to inform them that we disagreed,” Ms Agnes Munderu, Kenya National Union of Nurses’ national treasurer, said.
Do you think nurses should stick to the agreement despite lack of salary increase or should they wage another war?