Back To Uni? Not So Fast! Lecturers Begin Strike!

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(Last Updated On: November 1, 2017)

Learning at public universities is set to be paralyzed from Wednesday due to a lecturers’ strike.

The job boycott will be the third one to happen this year in an academic year that has also been disrupted by two presidential elections.

Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) secretary-general Constantine Wasonga asked all lecturers at the 31 public universities not to turn up for duty until the government addresses their demands. He announced that the strike will be launched at the University of Nairobi grounds on Wednesday at 8am after the expiry of a 21-day notice that was issued in October.

“There is no turning back unless the government implements the new rates for both basic salary and house allowance. It is time to strike, strike and strike,” Dr Wasonga said.

Students at Multimedia University who just recently returned to their campus seem to be unfased by the strike. They are due for CAT’s this week. A student at MMU said;

Some lecturers still attend class. They do not want to miss out on their lecturers and will stilll give out CAT’s.

Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) secretary-general Constantine Wasonga asked all lecturers at the 31 public universities not to turn up for duty until the government addresses their demands. Dr Wasonga said.

“There is no turning back unless the government implements the new rates for both basic salary and house allowance. It is time to strike, strike and strike,”

The government released Sh10 billion for the payment of arrears in June but reverted to the old salaries after the cash ran out.

Courtesy of Daily Nation

 

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