The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) has accused the Council of Governors (CoG) of frustrating them in their quest to have their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed and implemented.
Speaking after holding demonstrations at Uhuru Park today, KNUN acting Secretary General Maurice Opetu said the CoG was not ready to turn up with a structured resolution for the strike adding that the CoG was only discussing their own things.
He said the union was ready to dialogue with the government pointing out that they had a meeting last week Thursday but the CoG did not send any representative with authority to make decisions on their behalf hence the talks flopped.
“We are going to continue with the strike for as long as it will take the government to come up with a solution that will lead to the signing of the CBA. We shall not go back to work until our grievances have been addressed,” he said.
At the same time, KNUN accused the government of ignoring their plight saying as the general election is fast approaching, both the government and the opposition have failed to address the nurses’ grievances but they are only concerned with campaigns and how they will get to power at the expense of the suffering of nurses and patients.