Clinical officers and nurses have declared they will not return to work until the government addresses their demands.
Nurses have been on strike since June 5 and concern has been raised that the government does not seem to care.
They want the government to sign their Collective Bargaining Agreement for higher pay and improved working conditions.
Clinical officers downed their tools last week over delayed July salaries. They want the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to release the job evaluation report, not brand them unskilled workers.
“Why should we be branded unskilled workers yet we offer services to Kenyans with the skills that we have?” posed Peterson Wachira, chairman of the Clinical Nurses Union.
Morris Opetu, deputy secretary general of the Kenya National Union of Nurses, said: “This strike is not about money…we are asking for our rights so we can serve Kenyans.”
The groups converged at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Monday. From there, nurses marched to the Health ministry and clinical officers to the SRC.
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