The Kenya National Union of Nurses has now termed the implementation of their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) their “irreducible minimum and declared again that they will not resume work.
Through acting KNUN chair Joseph Ngwasi, nurses said they will only go back once the CBA is signed, registered in court and implemented by counties.
Their strike, which began on June 5, has paralysed service delivery at public hospital and other facilities countrywide.
The health workers also condemned Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu for saying their strike is illegal and that governors should go ahead and hire people to replace them.
Mailu yesterday said the national government was firmly behind the move by the Council of Governors to hire new nurses.