Parliament slates illegal strike by Nehawu members
Parliament has expressed serious concern over what it referred to as an unauthorised‚ unprotected and illegal work stoppage by members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers union (Nehawu) on Wednesday. In a statement‚ it noted that Parliament was by law regarded as an essential service. The strike action is apparently in response to the precautionary suspension of two staff members‚ who are also Nehawu members. Parliament said the two officials were suspended following disruption of two staff general meetings addressed by the Secretary to Parliament.“No official communication was issued by the union regarding the strike‚” the statement said.It added that the suspension of the officials did not suggest that they were guilty of the charges against them.“They remain employees of Parliament and continue to receive their usual remuneration pending the outcome of internal disciplinary processes‚” it stated.