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Looming Civil Servants' Strike, The Union Claims

Civil servants have threatened to down there tools in two weeks if the government does not review it's intention to freeze salaries review. SRC on Thursday said that it will cease reviewing salaries of all civil servants and state officers as a result of economic slowdown occasioned by the Covid 19 pandemic.

However, the public sector trade unions affiliated to Central Organisation of Trade Unions, yesterday said that they distance themselves from SRC's announcement adding that a major demonstration is looming if the commission will not call stakeholders to discussion.

They have blamed Treasury CS for declining SRC request for a remuneration review, the union called on the government to stop it's double speaking. According to COTU, SRC is unconstitutional body that through fluke found itself in 2010 constitution. It is now working in cahoots with the treasury to demoralise the workers.

Speaking in Nairobi, COTU assistant secretary general Mr Earnest Nadome said that the decision is insincere and that their members will proceed to a nationwide strike if nothing changes.

"If it's true that the government is reeling on its knees, we are open to discussion. But not blanket making decisions for all workers because not all sectors making losses. COTU assistant secretary general Mr Earnest said."

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