- The Workers under the Kenya County Government Workers Union have also cited, among others, the alleged illegal taxation
- They say there is a failure by the county government to clear unremitted third-party deductions despite a court order.
Services were Tuesday paralysed for the second day as Nairobi County workers continued with a strike they had called for.
The tens of workers camped outside City Hall where they sought audience with the officials there.
This paralysed services in most sections even as the leaders of the striking workers complained of a lack of cooperation from City Hall fathers.
The strike started on Monday, May 30, with the workers, while armed with whistles and vuvuzelas, singing outside the gates to City Hall.
Secretary Nairobi Branch Festus Ngari said the strike will continue until their grievances are addressed.
“The strike is on today (Tuesday) and we hope to address these issues soon,” he said.
The workers are striking over among others, a delay by their employer to sign and register the Collective Bargaining Agreement after completion of negotiations.
The Workers under the Kenya County Government Workers Union have also cited among others alleged illegal taxation, and failure by the county government to clear unremitted third-party deductions despite a court order.
The union leadership is now calling on the County Governor Johnson Sakaja to address their concerns.
They said there is a failure to clear unremitted third-party deductions despite a court order, refund illegally deducted Pay As You Earn from constables and firemen/firewomen.
“There is non-payment of staff allowances, overtime, imprests, medical refunds and per diems. There is failure to complete promotions, re-designations and right placement of all eligible staff,” the secretary Nairobi branch Calvince Okello.
The workers had earlier last week issued the strike notice before proceeding to the action.
Police kept a vigil on the picketing group outside City Hall from a distance.
The move paralysed operations as the workers blocked entrances to the main offices.
City Hall officials said they were engaging the striking workers to arrive at a workable agreement.
Sakaja did not respond to our calls.