County Public Service Board to meet, review nurses' CBA

The County Public Service Board will meet in Mombasa, January 18-20, to review the draft Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed with nurses through the Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun).

This is after the Council of Governors (CoG) and the Ministry of Health met with the Knun officials and agreed on a road-map for the nurses' CBA.

After the Mombasa meeting, Health County Executive Committee members (CeCs) and Chief Officers will meet, January 23, to review the same, as the parties intend to have an approved draft CBA by the end of January in order to meet the set March 2 deadline.

During the meeting which was also attended by the caucuses of the County Public Service Board, CeCs Health and Health Chief Officers, a negotiation team that will handle the nurses CBA was set up.

CoG affirmed that all relevant stakeholders will be involved in the development of the CBA in with intentions to fulfill the conditions set when the nurses’ union signed the Recognition Agreement with County governments.

Nurses called off their nationwide strike, December 14, 2016, after signing a Negotiated Agreement with the governments through CoG and the Health Ministry. 

The strike had paralysed health operations in public hospitals for ten days, as they demanded for the implementation of the CBA.

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