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Sunday, 7 December 2014

DELAYED UNION DEDUCTIONS WORRY MEDICS IN VIHIGA

Officials of Kenya Health Professional Union in Vihiga county have raised concern over delayed deductions on the union members’ salaries.
They claimed that the county government has not been submitting deductions from their payslips on time to cater for their loans and savings to financial institutions.
Led by the area union secretary general Thomas Aliwa, the officials said that they suspected the county government might be diverting the cash to its own use instead of remitting it to the financial institutions which have threatened to take legal action against the members over the delay.
He said that the county government had failed to remit Sh8.2 million to Afya Sacco which had been deducted from members’ salaries for savings and only submitted Sh5.2 million after the union complained and, still owed the Sacco Sh3 million to date.
Aliwa was speaking in Mbale town when he addressed the press over the delayed private members co-operative deductions. He complained that union members have been denied health services from some hospitals because of delayed remittance of National Hospital Insurance Fund cash to the health facilities.
He said union officials planned to meet Governor Moses Akaranga over their plight and if not addressed, they will resort to industrial action.