Embu county workers do not support employment on contract

County Government Workers Union (CGWU) Embu chapter Chairman Ephantus Njue speaks during a forum of county workers. [Joseph Muchiri, Standard]

Employees have criticised the proposal by the Public Service Commission to recruit civil servants on contract.

Led by County Government Workers Union (CGWU), Embu chapter chair Ephantus Njue, the group said the move would disadvantage current contract employees who had hoped to be confirmed on permanent terms.

“Some employees have worked for even 15 years. They should be confirmed on permanent basis first before the government thinks of ending employment on permanent terms,” he said.

He spoke during a forum of CGWU attended by National Secretary General Roba Duba and Embu Deputy Governor David Kariuki.

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The workers urged the county government to implement a collective bargaining agreement that would harmonise the remuneration of all staff.

Deputy Governor Kariuki, however, dashed hopes of a salary raise as the workers wanted, explaining a raise would possible be after structured talks with relevant government agencies.

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