Taita Taveta nurses call off strike

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The Kenya National Union of Nurses has called off a nationwide strike that was set to start Monday September 26, 2016, following an order issued by the Industrial Court.

Justice Nzioki wa Makau halted the strike, saying that the industrial action should be put on hold until the case is heard December 11, 2016.

In adherence with the order, the Taita Taveta chapter of the nurses’ union has called off the strike.

In their dialogue with the county government, KNUN committee members agreed to give room for dialogue, adding that this would be the best for the citizenry.

The Chairman of Taita Taveta County Nurses, Halima Hassan, said the county government has until December 5, 2016 to meet their demands; failure to act will prompt the union to effect industrial action.

This comes nine days after the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) in Kakamega, through the branch Secretary General Renson Bulunya, declared they have suspended the strike for 21 days.

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