CBA Negotiations II

CBA Negotiations II

Yesterday we had a very successful, second CBA negotiation meeting with representatives from the various relevant line ministries. Despite attempts by one of our members to try and stop the process through claims that the union team is improperly constituted, we managed to demonstrate the frivolity in the unnecessary attempts to stall the crucial CBA process. So far we are having very fruitful discussions and the progress is great. All indications are that we will have a great document within the stipulated time-frame. 

 
There is a strict requirement that the content of CBA negotiations do not leave the negotiating table before completion. Failure to observe this requirement can lead to the withdrawal of the other party from the negotiations. I however want to inform members that this process has taken on a very promising turn. We will however keep sharing some important highlights with the branch officials from time to time so that they can seek structured input from the membership as required.
 
It is regrettable that there are multiple attempts to scuttle all our efforts to serve the membership of the union. The NEC has noted this with great concern and has as a result laid out the requisite measures to handle these irritating hiccups. It is evident that the constant croaking of the frog can never stop the elephant from having its drink. I want to caution all members who have either taken to collaboration with individuals, or taken to individual actions that are solely aimed at blocking the union from achieving any of its goals. We are considering appropriate action so that we can ensure our forward movement undeterred. 
 
It is inevitable that this union is greater that any one of us. No one should imagine that they can bring KMPDU down. It is now crucial that we start to put our differences aside and collectively move towards achieving our common goals. We cannot keep on engaging in these wrangles day in day out. 
 
We continue to look into the issues that have been raised by our membership. The ministry of Medical Services submitted the 'indents' for the advertisement of the 157 positions for registrars last week. We are now turning our focus on PSC so that the process can be fast tracked in time to meet our end of November deadline for the recruitment of the officers. The posting of interns is on-going. I have compiled a list of all those who missed out on their salaries as per the notifications sent to our e-mail address (iec@kmpdu.org). This will be submitted on Monday morning so that the arrears are processed on time for payment at the end of November 2012.  I want to thank all those who have taken the initiative to strengthen the branch units. This is the direction to follow. Get in touch with the branch officials so that membership lists can be compiled and updated in line with our branches. 


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9 comments
  • WILLIAM KABUTHA
    WILLIAM KABUTHA Progress so far?
    November 9, 2012
  • Martin Thuranira
    Martin Thuranira Any way forward on Call allowance for those who ct to be denied denied despite the Sept 2012 RTWF stating" that this agreement applies to all KMPDU members"?
    November 19, 2012
  • Joseph Mutua
    Joseph Mutua we pray that all goes well with the negotiations,but some of us are not yet promeoted as per nov pay slips,can u check on that too
    November 23, 2012
  • Msuo Omar Msuo
    Msuo Omar Msuo Thank you SG n all Doctors. Please take note there's a memo denying our colleagues going for studies abroad of their 3 allowances, ie commuter, emergency call & H/W extraneous allowances.
    Lets all remember that 'Kidole kimoja hakiui chawa'
    November 26, 2012