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Kenya: Strike By Doctors Continues Despite Sh4bn Uhuru Offer

Kenya: Strike By Doctors Continues Despite Sh4bn Uhuru Offer

 Striking doctors are yet to go back to work even after being offered an enhanced pay package that would cost the Treasury an additional Sh4 billion every year. In the meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Mombasa, it was agreed that the entry point of doctors would be enhanced from Job Group […]

Kogi Doctors Serve Strike Notice

Kogi Doctors Serve Strike Notice

Doctors in Kogi state have given Governor Yahaya Bello a strike notice. The doctors under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, said they would embark on an indefinite strike midnight 13 January, 2017 if the state government failed to pay all doctors working with the state government their outstanding salaries. The threat came […]

Kenya: Medical Associations Call on International Organisations To Help End Doctors’ Strike

Kenya: Medical Associations Call on International Organisations To Help End Doctors’ Strike

A group of medical associations have called on two international organisations to help end the doctors’ strike. The group has also asked the Office of the President to help resolve the crisis. In a statement, the Kenya Medical Association said the responsibility of resolving the crisis lies squarely in the executive. The association on Tuesday […]

Kenya: Doctors’ Union To Resume Talks With Labour Ministry

Kenya: Doctors’ Union To Resume Talks With Labour Ministry

 The doctors union is set to meet again with the Ministry of Labour Friday morning after the talks called to resolve the health workers strike aborted. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials walked out of the meeting accusing the government side of employing dictatorial tactics. The union’s Nairobi Branch Secretary General […]

We Can’t Pay N284b Allowances, Government Tells ASUU

We Can’t Pay N284b Allowances, Government Tells ASUU

The Federal Government yesterday said it could not afford the N284 billion earned allowances being demanded by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Earned allowances are the emoluments the lecturers are entitled to enhance academic productivity and increase research output. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige told reporters after the Federal Executive […]

Kenya Airways Chairman Prepares Exit Ahead of Pilot Walkout

Kenya Airways Chairman Prepares Exit Ahead of Pilot Walkout

Kenya Airways Chairman Dennis Awori said he plans to leave Africa’s third-largest airline after a pilots union called for a seven-day strike to protest against his employment and the position of Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze. “‘I see myself leaving, yes,” Awori said by phone on Thursday. “I have begun the turnaround and honestly Kenya Airways needs […]

Passengers Stranded as Arik Suspends Operation over Picketing by Union

Passengers Stranded as Arik Suspends Operation over Picketing by Union

Passengers were stranded wednesday when Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, suspended flights owing to the picketing of its operations by the aviation workers’ union. The union early yesterday morning stopped the take off of the airline’s flights from its operational hub, the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, over its […]

Unilag Shut Indefinitely Over Protests

Unilag Shut Indefinitely Over Protests

As a result of recurring protests by students of University of Lagos (UNILAG) over water and power outage, the varsity management has announced immediate closure of the school indefinitely. This decision was communicated through the varsity Newsletter known as “Information flash” in the early hours of Friday. The management’s decision is said to be sequel […]

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