UN staff to oppose new city status

The UN Staff are opposing the elevation of Nairobi to B status from the current C status. They content that Nairobi is not a safe city and thus they should continue being paid their hardship allowance.

We all know why they are opposed to the cities elevation, it due to the fact that thier hardship allowance will reduce and they wont be able to lounge all Friday long in the clubs they usually do. Well every bad/good thing does come to an end, just let it go…here is the article from the Daily Nation.

By NATION Reporter Posted Thursday, February 25 2010 at 22:23
UN staff opposed to the elevation of Nairobi to a higher status have scheduled a meeting next week to push for the reversal of the decision.

Workers who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisals said they would use next Thursday’s monthly staff meeting to lobby for the reclassification of the city back to what it used to be.

Nairobi hosts UN Habitat and United Nations Environmental Programme headquarters.


The elevation of Nairobi from Category C to B by the International Civil Service Commission, the body that handles all employment issues for the UN, took effect on January 1.

In justifying the move, ICSC argued that living conditions in the city had improved tremendously, a view that was supported by the government.

However, staff who spoke to the Nation deny the claim that the city standards have improved. They also opposed the move as it would mean a reduction of their hardship allowances.

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