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Workers union laud Mombasa County government for improving members’ welfare

The Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) has lauded Mombasa governor Abdulswamad Nassir over reforms implemented by his administration which they say have streamlined salary payments in the County.

Speaking in Mombasa, the union members led by Mombasa branch chairman Abdurahman Mwamagadi said that Mombasa has made significant strides with workers’ strife, which had been a common feature, now a thing of the past.

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Mwagadi said Nassir’s administration has also focused on worker’s empowerment through promotion of workers, issue of allowances, training, among other motivational packages.

He noted the county has made strides including prompt payment of workers, implementation of waivers, infrastructure development and maintenance; enhanced public and private partnerships, school feeding programmes in early childhood development centres among others.

“We offer our full support to the governor and his administration as our appreciation for improving worker’s welfare,” he said.

The local authority has been faced with numerous industrial actions since the advent of devolution by the health workers over salary delays, non-remittances of statutory deductions and promotions among other grievances.

The county government of Mombasa secured an advance facility with the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in a bid to end perennial salary delays to its workers.

The workers’ union has praised the move acknowledging the good work of the governor adding that they have not had an issue with salary payment since Nassir took over.

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