“no salary increment no work” a Mega strike Looming in the country as these finer details emerges
The Constitution of Kenya and the International Labour laws clearly provide for strike as one of the industrial action by workers who feel agrieved. It is within the dictates of the law and employers are bound by the above fact and do not necessarily need to apply unnecessary pressure and mechanisms should the above arise.
In Kenya, strikes have been unanimous with different sectors with education being at the forefront. Many strikes have been witnessed before when workers have been feeling disgruntled by the terms and conditions of their respective jobs.
In what has emerged as a looming strike in the country, Kenya Medical Practicioners And Dentist Union (KMPDU), is now threatening that doctors countrywide would go on strike of demands of 2017-2021 CBA remain unmet.
The Union’s grievances include basic salary advancement to aid in mitigating its members against the tough economic times in the country.
Should the above threat be effected countrywide, then the country is staring at a health crisis as they will be no one to attend to the sick in health facilities.
My plea to the government led by President William Samoei Ruto is to swiftly act with speed to meet the demands of KMPD to avert a possibility of health crisis in the country.
Health is a key issue and the absence of health workers for even an hour may have far reaching ramifications in the lives of thousands and thousands countrywide.