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KCB staff call off strike

Author : | Published: Monday, February 22, 2016

The national staff of the Kenya Commercial Bank has resumed work after striking a deal with the bank management.

On Monday last week, at least 300 workers went on strike, demanding a pay rise of 600 percent in line with the devaluation of the pound.

They vowed not to return to work unless theirs demands were met.

The Chairperson of the National Staff Association, Paul Ajok Garang, says they have reached what he calls ‘compromise agreement’ with the management of the bank.

“We’ve resumed work all over the country even if we could not agree fully with the management of the bank,” Mr Ajok told Eye Radio.

The government devalued the pound in December, leading to a rise in market prices.

In January, the Council of Ministers tripled the pay for junior civil servants in response to what they called ‘market shock’. The pay rise will be effective this month.

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