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Doctors in Kenya end strike after threat of court action

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q1088 (Published 14 May 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1088
  1. Gilbert Nakweya
  1. Nairobi

Kenyan doctors have resumed work after 56 days of industrial action after agreeing a return-to-work deal with the government that will see outstanding salary arrears settled in the next financial year.

After a series of failed talks and mounting tensions the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU), which has over 7000 members, agreed to call off the strike on 8 May after two days and nights of negotiations.

The two parties were rushing to beat a deadline handed down by the Employment and Labour Relations Court. They had 48 hours from 6 May to reach a return-to-work formula or face the court’s ruling on ending the dispute. The Federation of …

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