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Health workers call off strike

More  than 2000 health workers in Homa-Bay County who were on strike have signed a return to work formula with the County government of Homa-Bay and subsequently called off their strike.

In a statement read to the press by the Kenya Medical Pharmacists and Dentist Union (KMPDU) Homa-Bay branch Executive Secretary, Dr. Ben Otieno on behalf of other union officials, the medics called off the strike after the County government agreed to address all their grievances.

The health workers went on strike on Monday last week, protesting against delayed salary payments, non-remittance of statutory deductions among others complains.

At the same time, the workers asked the county government to withdraw a case they had filed at the employment and labor relations court in Kisumu against them.

The County executive Committee member in charge of Health, Prof. Richard Muga who signed the agreement on behalf of the county government said they are ready to abide by the agreement to ensure they fulfill the promises.

The  County Assembly departmental committee on Health Chairperson, Geoffrey  Opiyo said the assembly will on Wednesday table a report on recommendation regarding the strike which left government health facilities paralyzed for about eight days.

By  Davis  Langat

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