The 47 county government have been directed to advertise positions of all nurses who have not returned to work since August 31, 2017 when the Council of Governors resolved to sack those who abscond duties.
This effectively affects the ongoing industrial strikes by staff in the country’s healthcare after a meeting bringing together governors, the ministry of health, public service commission and salaries remuneration commission declared them illegal.
Council of Governors Chairman, Josphat Nanok further directed that the 47 County Governments deal with their respective employees- who are the nurses and Kenya Health Professionals in resolving any other arising disputes.
“The ruling issued by the Labour Court on 1st September, 2017 in cause No. 1069 of 2017, John Biiy and Seth Panyako and others, declared the nurses strike illegal and that the officials of the Union call off the strike immediately and should refrain from interference with the smooth running healthcare in Kenya,” Nanok says in a statement sent to newsrooms on Friday evening.
He said that Kenya Health Professionals, including Clinical Officers strike do not have Recognition Agreements (RAs) with the 47 County Governments and that the respective industrial actions are illegal.