Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there! Sign in to have your say on this topicNew here? Join for free to post

Kenya sacks 25,000 nurses

Announcements Posted on
Applying to Uni? Let Universities come to you. Click here to get your perfect place 20-10-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 15 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Kenya sacks 25,000 nurses for striking

    Health worker representatives said the government's decision was reckless
    Continue reading the main story
    Related Stories

    Kenya profile
    Kenya's government has sacked some 25,000 striking nurses for failing to return to work.

    Spokesman Alfred Mutua has appealed to "all qualified health professionals who are unemployed or retired" to report to public hospitals for jobs on Friday.

    The public health workers, who are mainly nurses, have been on strike for four days demanding better pay, allowances and working conditions.

    The unions have dismissed the move as a negotiating tactic.

    "These are cat-and-mouse games, you cannot sack an entire workforce. It is a ploy to get us to rush back to work, but our strike continues until our demands are met," Reuters news agency quotes Alex Orina, spokesman of the Kenya Health Professionals Society as saying.

    He said that on average a health worker earns about 25,000 Kenyan shillings ($300, £190) a month in salary and allowances.

    But Mr Mutua said the health workers were being "unethical" by not returning to their duties.

    He said their names had been removed from the payroll and they were "no longer employees of the government".

    Dr Victor Ng'ani, chairman of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union, said it was a "reckless" decision.

    He told the BBC it would be difficult to replace people with many years of experience and specialised skills.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17304127
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Switzerland hopes that Kenya will reconsider this and will give health workers the concessions they need.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: March 13, 2012
New on TSR

A-level results day

Is it about making your parents proud?

Article updates
Useful resources
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.