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County Governments and KMPDU register CBA's at labour court

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County Governments and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) signed in July, were registered at the Milimani Labour Court on 18th September 2017. Registration of the CBAs ended a protracted dispute between County Governments and National Government on one side and Doctors. The CBAs were registered in different labour courts at Milimani, Nairobi. They were Makueni, Nyandarua, Mandera, Marsabit, Kwale, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu before Lady Justice Ndolo, Tharaka Nithi, Lamu, Wajir, Siaya, Migori, Kisii, Narok, Samburu, before Justice Nduma Nderi, Garissa,Kericho, Nairobi,Kiambu, Muranga,Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Busia, before Justice Wasilwa, Turkana, Embu, Mombasa, Homa Bay, Machakos, Kitui, Bungoma, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo before Justice Nzioki, Meru, Taita Taveta, Nakuru, Laikipia, West Pokot, Kajiado,Kakamega, Vihiga, Tana River, Kilifi before Justice Abuodha.
County Governments and KMPDU signed the CBAs on 6th July 2017. The documents seek to improve the doctor’s basic pay and other allowances. KMPDU officials led by the Chairman Dr. Samuel Oroko and the Secretary General Dr. Ouma Oluga signed on behalf of KMPDU. Speaking to the media after the registration, Dr. Ouma Oluga, the Secretary General was glad that the Union finally had their CBAs registered in court considering it’s the first ever registered CBA in the public health sector. “Having had a chance to negotiate with the Government, the union stated that the public sector have no experience in CBA negotiations and were willing to share their expertise to other unions who needed help,” stated Dr. Oluga.
Dr. Oluga stated that the signing of the CBA assured Kenyan of better healthcare services and care givers who were happy and willing to serve Kenyans. “ It is important for every Kenyan to receive good medical services especially at the County level by both parties willing to work together and ensure that the Health sector succeeds. The 47 County Governments are committed to ensure that devolution works in the health sector,” stated Dr. Oluga.

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