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Talks on as clinical officers call off strike

Secretary-General of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers George Gibore (centre) and other officials address the press at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on September 18, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Secretary-General of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers George Gibore (centre) and other officials address the press at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on September 18, 2017. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Clinical officers have called off their nationwide strike after reaching a deal with the national and county governments to give room for negotiations.

The Health ministry and the Council of Governors (CoG) have in the deal agreed to engage the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to review the workers’ job grading and evaluation,  which triggered the 20 days strike.

“We are not going back to work because we are happy, we are suffering as we contest the “semi-skilled” categorisation by the SRC,” said Kenya Union of Clinical Officers general-secretary, George Gibore.

“The strike is called off in the 60 days as we seek to have many of our grievances changed in a collective bargaining agreement.”