The looming strike for Clinical officers that had been announced by the Union is most likely not to happen after the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (Kuco) engaged talks with the ministry of health.
@MOH_Kenya CS Sicily Kariuki and PS Eng. Peter Tum signs a recognition agreement as part of the ongoing dialogue on Labour relations between MOH and Kenya Union of Clinical Officers at Afya House today pic.twitter.com/pHq3twRHhV
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) February 18, 2019
The ministry of Health signed a recognition agreement with the prospective striking workers who wanted to join their counter parts, the nurse who have since gone on strike since 4th this month and their strike has since paralyzed work in government health facilities across the country to a standstill.
Both the nurses and clinical officers are the cornerstone if health care in kenya. Let's pay them well .
— Francis ndirangu. (@rogoro2019) February 15, 2019
The Recognition Agreement, signed on Monday, now gives the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (Kuco) legal grounds of engaging with the National Government on matters around their working conditions and remuneration.
The government tried to threaten them to get back to work but instead resorted to peaceful talks which are said to have taken place on Friday last week. Until now majority are still on strike despite the county governments confirming that some are back for work but majority over 3500 nurses are still missing at work.