SRC releases new proposals for doctors' salaries
SEE ALSO :County to recruit 16 special doctorsMedical specialists II will start at D3-8, medical specialist I at D5-8 and E2-8 for senior medical specialist. The two highest ranked medical officers; Chief Medical Specialist II and I, will enter at E3-9 and E4-2 respectively. If the Government has its way, the new salary will be effected on July 1, 2017, to coincide with civil servants’ new pay. A draft of the proposed RTWF by the Government dated March 3, 2017 and seen by The Standard reveals that the Government did not recognise the new CBA as a key component that would have the doctors cave in and unlock the stalemate that has paralysed public healthcare services for the past 92 days. In an interview with The Standard, Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said doctors were aware of the circumstances under which the 2013 CBA was negotiated. “It is not possible to sign a document which does not exist,” Dr Mailu said. “There is also a need for doctors to sign a recognition agreement with their employers that is the counties, which will then make it easier to recognise a CBA. These are some of the issues under discussion.”
SEE ALSO :County threatens to sack doctorsThe doctors are in agreement that their recognition agreements should be signed by all county governments, Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya Medical Research Institute and all public universities with medical, pharmacy and dental schools. However, the RTWF ‘March 3, 2017 Draft’ recognises only county governments to sign the recognition agreements, a matter that the clergy led team tried to unlock yesterday. The doctors were yesterday locked up in day-long meetings whose outcome is expected today when mediators will appear at the Court of Appeal.
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