Seventeen cadres of health professionals demanding better workplace protections in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country have issued a 14-day strike notice to the government.
Nurses, clinical officers, medical lab technicians, pharmacy technicians, nutritionist and other cadres of health professionals have said they will commence their strike on May 18 if their demands are not met.
Leaders of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN), Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO), Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory Officers, Kenya National Union of Pharmaceutical Technologists and other cadres of healthcare workers have announced their intention to down their tools should their grievances fall on deaf ears.
Under the umbrella body of Kenya Health Professionals Society (KHPS) that is chaired by Mohammed Duba, the healthcare professionals have said the government has sidelined them at a time when they are taking all risks to fight the virus.
“We reiterate our goodwill to support the government during this period…and once more appeal to the government to address the issues within 14 days from today failure to which the unions will commence a nationwide strike,” he said.