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Moi hospital nurses sign deal, call off strike

Nurses at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret ended their strike on Friday after signing a return-to-work agreement.

The health workers, who have been on strike for the past two months, will receive their June and July salaries in August.

Hospital CEO Dr Wilson Aruasa said the deal was with officials of the Kenya National Union of Nurses.

The nurses have also agreed to wait for the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to finalise a pay structure which will facilitate the signing of a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

“We agreed that once we get the SRC salary structure, we will finalise the CBA and have it registered in court,” Aruasa told the press.

He added that under this agreement, no worker will be victimised.

Kennedy Orangi, chairman of the nurses’ union at the hospital, said they will now wait for the SRC to avail the structure.

The commission has promised to quicken the process.

The CBA will grant nurses higher salaries and allowances and better working conditions.

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