Talks between Taita Taveta nurses, health services officials and the county assembly have collapsed after the health workers’ union on Tuesday refused to end the strike.

Last week, the county assembly formed an ad hoc committee which was tasked with ending the strike.

The county union officials led by secretary Boniface Mrashui agreed to the resolutions made by the county assembly but later refused to end the stalemate until all their allowances are paid.

Mr Mrashui said they will not bow to pressure to resume work.

He accused the county government for failing to honour previous agreements.