Kenya Medical Practitioner Pharmacists and Dentist Union secretary General Dr Ouma Oluga and union National Chairman Dr. Oroko Samuel talking to journalist outside Milimani law courts on Tuesday 21 July, 2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Kenya Medical Practitioner Pharmacists and Dentist Union have gone to court seeking orders to compel CS ministry of Health and his counterpart from the Ministry of Labour, Social, Security and Services to register the collective Bargain Agreement entered between the parties some three years ago
The union Doctors accuse the CS for Health failing to submit to the employment and labour relations court for the registration of CBA that was executed by parties on 24 June 2013.
The claimants are employed by Public Service Commission on permanent basis who are entitled to salary increment based on CBA signed by parties.
They claim that the CBA which signed in 22 March 2012 has not been taken for registration before the Industrial court as provided by the law.
“It’s the legal obligation for CS ministry of Health to offer for registration of the CBA at Industrial court, the union’s secretary General Dr Ouma Oluga says in court documents.
He says looking at various provisions of the Labour Act; the union has taken itself to have the CBA registered.
The union have applied to the court and sought for order to compel the CS ministry of Health to abide by the law and comply with agreement reached by parties after a protracted negotiation.
When the union members appeared before Justice Monica Mbaru, they were informed that the two CS have respondents to their application.
The judge directed that the matter be mentioned on July 31 to confirm compliance of the orders of the court requiring response from the two CS,