Doctors issue strike notice over unpaid allowances

Doctors issue strike notice over unpaid allowances

- in Health, News

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union has threatened to call for a doctors’ strike over failure by universities and medical colleges to pay allowances due to their members.

KMPDU secretary general Ouma Oluga today said the allowances were agreed in the return-to-work formula and the CBA they signed last year.

The medical risk and emergency call allowances and arrears were supposed to be paid from January 1,2017.

Oluga said the will give the institutions up to February 14 to honour the agreement, failure to which they call a strike.

“Numerous engagements with the universities, the Ministry of Education and the ministry of health have not yielded fruits. That leaves the union with no option but a collective action of strike,” Oluga said while addressing the press at Kenyatta National Hospital.

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