Nairobi County workers issue strike notice after CBA talks collapse
Nairobi County government workers have vowed to down their tools next month after talks on collective bargaining agreement collapsed last week.
In a letter dated December 15, 2016 to the County Secretary by the Kenya County Government Workers’ Union the workers have been called on a parade outside City Hall on January 10, 2017 to begin the strike.
The union cited promotions, non-remittance of statutory deduction, salary payment delays and appointment letters as some of their grievances.
“In reference to the collective bargaining agreement, this union and the Nairobi County signed a recognition agreement on February 27th 2014 but no collective bargaining agreement has ever been concluded since then,” read the letter.
The union complained that negotiation were ongoing with the county until a letter dated December 2 by the county public service board directed that talks to be suspended.
Speaking on phone the union chairman Bernard Inyangala said that the county had failed to promote its workers for a long time hence making the strike inevitable.
He said that during a standoff between the workers and City Hall in November this year when a planned strike over salary delays had been called off they agreed on talks to implement the CBA to start which since collapsed.