According to The Standard, lecturers received ksh 2.1billion of the ksh 5.2 billion they’re asking for. This ksh 2.1 billion will be used to settle workers’ arrears since 5 months ago. The other 3.1 billion will be released monthly to universities.
University of Nairobi will receive the highest amount of Sh960 million once all the monies are paid as Garissa University gets the lowest amount of Sh20 million. However under the first phase of payment of the Sh2.1 billion, University of Nairobi will still get the highest amount of Sh400 million. And Garissa University will also still get the least money of Sh8.3 million.
Lecturers have still refused to call off the strike until ALL their demands are met.
As from the end of the month, university employees will have to get adjusted to their new salaries as per the CBA.
“To avert the ongoing strike by the universities, staff approval has been granted to spend Sh5.2 billion to enable payment of enhanced salaries and allowances to university staffs based on the 2013-2017 pending regularisation of the same in supplementary estimates for 2017/18 financial year,” reads a letter by the National Treasury Principal Secretary from the 6th of November.
After issues regarding the 2013/2017 CBA are finally addressed, lectures want to negotiate the 2017/2021 CBA.
“As we indicated, we have irreducible minimums. Payment of basic salaries increment and house allowances, completion of internal CBAs and jumpstarting the new 2017-2021 CBA,” said Wasonga.