Nairobi County workers, downed their tools on Wednesday, over what they termed as unaddressed grievances by the Nairobi Metropolitan Council (NMS) and City Hall.
Among the grievances raised by the striking workers were lack of medical cover, delayed salaries and promotions, harmonisation of staff benefits and non-remittance of statutory deductions.
The strike comes a week after the Kenya County Government Workers Union Nairobi Staff Branch Secretary Festus Ngari and Nairobi City Branch Secretary Benson Olianga threatened to invoke Section 18 of the Employment Act, 2007 to allow workers to strike.
“We have so far received no response from either City Hall or NMS,” added Nairobi Branch Assistant Secretary Calvince Okello.
More than 11,000 county workers have been depending on basic National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover after their previous cover offered by AAR Insurance lapsed in June
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