Civil Servants To Rejoice as the Government Signs a CBA With the Unions.
It is now a relief to Civil servants following the government’s move to sign a collective agreement with the union .
It is a relief to civil servants will be happy when the government signs a collective agreement with unions
civil servants are to reap big since the government signed a collective agreement with the unions. The government and the Kenya Civil Service Union officially signed the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for the period 2021-2025 in Nairobi.
According to Mr. Amos Gathecha, who is the Secretary General of the Ministry of Civil Service, it is important to coordinate with unions to negotiate collective agreements that benefit civil servants.
Gathecha added that the main aim is to promote positive working relationships and prevent strike action in the public service sector.
Gathecha further said that the previous piecemeal approach to collective bargaining, due to the lack of a common bargaining agency and framework,resulted in various civil society organizations at the national and district government levels signed a number of collective agreements.
The contracts often deviate from standard rules and conditions of service for workers,hence leading to inconsistent wages and benefits.
The situation delays in negotiations, labor disputes, and service disruptions. labour.
Inorder to respond to this challenge, civil service in collaboration with relevant government agencies, is said to have developed a framework to standardize and guide public service communications.
Important areas of focus include CBA provisions with the Kenya Union of Civil Servants (UKCS), which is a comprehensive group health and life insurance scheme for civil servants as well as developing a salary administration policy inorder to ensure continuity of public sector salaries.
In addition, Gathecha indicated there are negotiation phases,which include wages, benefits, employer-employee relationship, leave benefits,thev medical benefits as well as layoffs that was successfully completed on ABC.
Budget allocation for ABC amounts to Ksh 1,135,408,744 with effect from 1 July 2023.
Phase two will commence on 1 July 2024 with a budget of Kshs. 1,126,486,162.
Latest Salary Review Committee also approved the budget of Kshs. 115,071,472 for the first phase and Kshs. 223,694,412 for the second phase of the housing subsidy review.
The civil servants will be happy when the government signs a collective agreement with unions.
Civil Servants To Rejoice as the Government Signs a CBA With the Unions