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CoG, National Gov’t, KMPDU inch closer to ending 40 day strike

The government has promised to absorb all 1500 interns

The Council of Governors, the National Government, and key representatives of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) have called for a meeting on Monday afternoon.

The government and KMPDU are inching closer to closing ranks on issues raised in their now 40-day strike.

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This after intense 4 days of meetings that ran into the dead of the night as both sides drafted a return to work formula that necessitated wide consultations from representatives of both sides.

Sunday saw a series of meetings that ended minutes to midnight, with the government and KMPDU agreeing to all but one issue – remuneration for interns – which is a matter before the courts.

According to a meeting chaired by the Head of Public Service Felix Kosgey under the whole-of-nation approach constituted by the labour courts, the doctors’ union is Monday morning expected to consult their full council on agreements made this far and get a go-ahead to sign a return to work formula in the afternoon.

Both sides have ceded ground on contentious issues that have seen their hardline stands all through the period.

Key among the issues is the release of basic salary arrears of CBA 2017-2021 to be paid in 5 installments.

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