University Staff Threaten To Strike If Demands Aren’t Met

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(Last Updated On: September 14, 2017)

The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) has said that it will issue a 21-day strike notice at the end of this month if their new pay is not implemented before that date.

University staff are planning to strike after the elections re-run until they get the pay they are supposed to according to the CBA deal.

“Even though the Ksh 10 billion was released by the Government to settle arrears for the 2013-2017 collective bargaining agreement (CBA), universities have reverted to paying basic salaries and house allowances at the levels in the previous 2010-2013 CBA,”

UASU Secretary General Constantine Wasonga noted in a letter on the 11th of September to the Inter Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum.

”Public universities will continue to pay the salaries and house allowance to members of staff until the matter is determined,”

read part of a letter written on August 29th and signed by IPUCCF chairperson, Paul Kanyari.

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If the CBA is completely implemented, the lowest paid assistant lecturer, currently earning Sh69,794, would now earn Ksh 82,037. The lowest paid lecturer currently earning Ksh 83,361 per month would get Ksh 97,984.

Source: The Standard

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