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Clinical Officers issue seven-day strike notice

The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO) has issued a seven-day strike notice accusing both the National and County Governments of failing to keep their end of bargain.

In a statement, KUCO faulted the two levels of government of failing to implement a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed in 2017 with the most recent agreement signed by the Health Ministry in July, 2023.

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“Despite our continuous engagement in negotiations aimed at realizing the first CBA for our members since November 2017, a resolution to this effect remains elusive,” said KUCO.

The Clinical officers also regretted the decision by the Council of Governors of failing to resume negotiations after the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Pet. No. 211 OF 2019 ordered the parties to resume talks.

Among st the demands the Clinical Officers umbrella include; implementation of of the enhanced Risk Allowance of Ksh 15,000, promotion of its officers and redesignation to deserving officers, recruitment of over 20,000 officers to cover the existing shortage, issue letters of pensionable positions for all UHC staff, Covid-19 employees and UHC interns.

Others include; payment of Clinical Officer Interns as per the approved establishment by PSC, approval of Career Progression Guidelines for its officers and the reinstatement of all dismissed officers by the County Government of Kirinyaga.


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