Doctors, Governors finally pen recognition deal
Doctors have hailed the signing of their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Governors saying that the move now marks a new beginning in the health sector.
Speaking after the signing of the CBA, KMPDU Secretary General, Dr. Ouma Oluga, said that the union is ready to partner with stakeholders in the health sector in a bid to better the sector.
“The journey of implementations, collaborations, commitments and partnerships begins,” said Dr. Oluga.
Oluga, who was accompanied b KMPDU officials, also urged the National Treasury to commit funds to ensure full implementation of the CBA.
On his part, union Chair, Dr. Samuel Oroko, called for the need of dialogue to resolve issues affecting the sector, adding that the signing of the deal should initiate constructive engagement to better the provision of healthcare in the country.
“The signing of the CBA recognition agreement marks the beginning of constructive engagement between the government and the union,” said Dr. Oroko.
“The national government through Parliament and the Senate also needs to consider giving grants to counties for the payment and recruitment of more doctors and health care workers in this country,” proposed Oroko.
Also present was the Council of Governors chairman and Turkana Governor, Josephat Nanok, who termed employing new doctors as tricky at the moment given the budgetary constraints.
Nanok, however, said that counties with resources can liaise with KMPDU to bring new doctors on board.
The CBA, whose matter led to a protracted three month strike, seeks to improve basic pay and other allowances.
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