Labour court blocks SRC from effecting new salary structure
SEE ALSO :Crocheting myself to a ‘knit’ fortuneThe court ruled that SRC had erred in putting county assembly clerks in Job Group B and D of the Patterson classification instead of B and E3. It established that there was an initial grading during the tenure of the Transition Authority, which placed the clerks in Job Group E3, equivalent to Job Group S to T in the civil service. Fully engaged Claimants in the suit were led by Kirinyaga County Assembly Clerk Kamau Aidi. But the SRC argued that the clerks were not fully engaged and involved in their roles and that county assemblies did not have any job descriptions befitting definition of top executives who fell under Job Group E.
SEE ALSO :How to set up an online shop for freeThe court said SRC should never have placed the clerks in Class D while other accounting officers and CEOs are in E. "The clerk is not a middle-level manager but in the band of senior specialists and top executives. They fit in the band E of the Patterson banding, and not D," the judge stated. The clerks said aside from being administrative heads of assemblies, they were also the accounting officers, chief executives and secretaries of county assembly service boards as well as chief advisers to the speaker.