Labour court orders KNH workers to return to work

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The Employement and Labour Relations Court of Kenya has suspended the Kenyatta National Hospital workers’ strike.

Lady Justice Maureen Onyango ordered the suspension of the strike until a case filed by KNH is heard and determined.

KNH had in statement issued on Tuesday asked the worker’s unions to come to the table with the view of finding an amicable solution to the impasse.

On Monday, health workers went on strike accusing the Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) of failing to implement a dispute resolution concerning re-categorization of their salaries.

In a letter dated September 2, 2020, which was received on September 16 by KNH, the commission informed Dr. Evanson Kamuri, the hospital’s CEO, to halt the salary review process saying that only SRC is mandated to review salaries for public officers.