Looming strike in Nandi County over job promotions

There is a looming strike in Nandi County after the devolved unit was once again put on the spot over job promotions of civil servants.

The civil servants are now embroiled in a tussle with the regional government accusing it of ignoring the workers.

According to the civil servants, they have not been promoted four years since the devolved unit came into being.

According to media reports, the Kenya Civil Servants officials have now taken issue with the Cleophas Lagat-led government over the delayed promotions of their members.

A media story published in one of the mainstream dailies highlighting a looming civil servants strike in Nandi County.

The union claim that the over 300 members have not been promoted despite allocation in previous budgets to upgrade the staff.

The county government has come under sharp criticism for failing to provide an insurance policy to the workers and offer permanent employment opportunities to casuals in the health department.

An abandoned ward at the Kapsabet Sub-County hospital. There is a looming strike in Nandi County after the devolved unit was once again put on the spot over job promotions of civil servants.

“It is quite unfortunate that some of our members who are employees of the county government have remained in the same job groups for the past four years without being promoted a move that has through them into total inflation,” the union county secretary said John Agaga.

The unionist warned of strike unless the County Government moves to address problems facing civil servants in the area.

READ: http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/panyako-blames-nandi-county-secretary-for-frustrating-health-workers/

Last year, over 800 medical workers laid down their tools demanding for promotions and improved working conditions.

WATCH VIDEO: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews/video/watch/2000097150/-two-people-die-as-health-worker-s-strike-hits-the-third-day-in-nandi-county

Several people died during the health worker’s strike.

Hundreds of hospitals across the county remained closed as health workers continued to agitate for better rewards.

Leaders and medical practitioners in the region now want a National Health Service commission formed to manage their human resource function and the County government investigated over corruption claims.

In Nandi, there are claims of irregular payment of Sh22 million to county employees’ personal accounts. Top officials are being investigated by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over the misappropriation of Sh30 million in construction and fencing of 21 markets.

ALSO READ: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/EACC-Corruption-Counties-Investigation/1056-2835206-cp1h2cz/index.html




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