Kenyatta National Hospital workers protest hits a snag


Kenyatta National Hospital Workerd hold a demonstration outside the hospital premise
Kenyatta National Hospital Workers hold a demonstration outside the hospital premise

In Summary

  • They are protesting lack of promotion of workers, stalled distribution of uniforms as well as absence of health service and house allowances.
  •   According to the union, KNH was to implement the above issues as it had been agreed with the conciliator last year.
  • However, they claim management has so far reneged on its assurances.

The Labour Court has suspended an ongoing demonstration by Kenyatta National Hospital health workers until the case presented before it is heard and determined.

On Monday, Albert Njeru, secretary general of Kenya Union of Domestic Hotel Education Institution Health and Allied Workers (KUDHEIHA) led his colleagues in downing their tools.

They claimed that they have been exploited by the hospital management since 2015.

They are protesting lack of promotion of workers, stalled distribution of uniforms which is usually scheduled for every financial year as well as absence of health service and house allowances.

According to the union, the Kenyatta National Hospital was to implement the above issues as it had been agreed with the conciliator last year, but the management has so far reneged on its assurances.

“Workers at KNH have been patient for three years so today we are forced to down their tools so that we can agitate for our rights” Njeru said.

Last year, a similar strike notice from workers at the Kenyatta National Hospital was suspended and their issues tabled before the Labour Ministry.

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