Doctors’ union, Health CS Mailu finally sign CBA

Written By: Claire Wanja

The Agreement was signed Friday morning at the Ministry’s Headquarters; Afya House,in the presence of Senior Ministry and Union officials.

The Ministry of Health has Friday signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU), ending the long standing contention with the Union.

The signing of the CBA was led by the Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu on the Ministry’s side and Dr. Oroko Obegion the Union’s side. The Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir and the Secretary General of KMPDU, Dr. Ouma Oluga,also signed the CBA.

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Dr. Mailu thanked the Union for being patient and assured them that the Government is always open to dialogue with the union to resolve any outstanding issues meant to improve the welfare of its employees.

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He said ‘’The Ministry and the Government at large, is working for a harmonious way of working together with the Union for the common agenda of improving the welfare of its workers.’’

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The signing of the CBA is a culmination of a protracted industrial action by the union agitating for the improvement of their member’s welfare.

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