Kisumu County Workers Strike

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Workers at the Kisumu county government offices stayed out of offices over their July delayed salaries a move that saw normal service delivery disrupted as they join other county workers countrywide in the strike.

The employees had reported to work earlier on Tuesday morning and converged later parading themselves at the Prosperity building, which houses a number of the county offices.

Kisumu branch secretary Kenya county governments workers Union, Rashid Ondu who led the protest says they will not resume their duties until there salaries are paid.

Ondu reported to the striking workers that a meeting they held with the county finance team bore no fruit since they maintained that there is no money to pay for salaries due to the ongoing stalemate over the budget.

Ondu says the delay in remitting the salary was a violation of the workers’ rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

The workers further gave an ultimatum of up to close of business on Monday failure to which they will call for an industrial action against the county government.

He directed all county workers in the county to be reporting at prosperity house where you will get daily briefs over the issue.

Anne Owiti Kenya National Union of Nurses branch Secretary says the parade shows discipline among the workers but a call to the county government to make salary payments.

The workers in Kisumu also decried the failure to remit statutory deductions in time.

By last week only 12 counties has been reported to have paid the July salary.

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