More than 11,000 staff of the Nairobi City County Government have threatened to down their tools over failure by their employer to meet their demands.
In a letter by the Kenya County Government Workers Union Nairobi staff branch, Secretary Festus Ngari and Nairobi City Branch Secretary Benson Olianga have called on the Acting Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) boss Mohammed Badi to address their grievances.
According to workers, despite making their grievances clear, nothing has so far been done and neither have any talks been initiated to address the same.
Ngari said the union branch officials met on September 28 and unanimously agreed to hold a parade.
“Workers are an unhappy and we are fast losing our patience,” he said.
Among the complaints are delayed salaries, non-provision of medical cover to employees by the employer, non-payment of overtime and lack of provision of Personal Protective Equipment for employees (PPEs).
Additionally, they have complained of failure to promote county staff, non-harmonise staff benefits and non-remittance of statutory deductions.
The workers said they would go on strike on Wednesday next week unless their demands are met.