KUDHEIHA calls for involvement of trade unions

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru last week announced that a capacity assessment and rationalization programme that would audit the skills of those employed by the government would be undertaken( Photo/File)

By Michael Gichuki

Trade Unions fear that some workers may face victimization in the planned public service restructuring process.

Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Education Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers Secretary General Albert Obed has underscored the importance of consultation especially for staff redeployment and transfers to ensure the process is devoid of witch hunt targeting trade union officials.

In a move aimed at reducing the high wage bill and improving efficiency, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru last week announced that a capacity assessment and rationalization programme that would audit the skills of those employed by the government would be undertaken.

She said staff redeployment and transfers where necessary would be effected with an aim of creating a responsive public service.

KUDHEIHA Secretary General Albert Obed has however expressed fears that some workers might face victimization during the process.

He is therefore urging the government to approach the process with caution to ensure that the desired goal of improving public service delivery is achieved.

Obed urged the government to involve trade unions in the planned public service restructuring exercise.