Medical lecturers in public universities issue strike notice

Written By: Samuel Musita
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The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU) has given the government 14 days to fully implement the negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement or it will instruct its members who lecture at universities and other medicals schools to boycott work starting February 15th.

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The union secretaries General Dr Oluga Ouma while addressing journalists Thursday morning accused the government of allegedly playing hide and seek games with the doctors.

According to Oluga, the lecturers are owed approximately 800 million shillings accrued in form of allowances that the government was supposed to pay after the signing of their CBA.

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More than 600 doctors offer teaching services in public universities’ medical schools and colleges of health sciences.

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Last year, doctors went on strike for a record 100 days to push for better facilities in hospitals and improved working and monetary conditions.

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A return-to-work formula and CBA were signed in March between KMPDU, the Health ministry and county governments.

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