Lecturers call off strike after signing CBA

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By Rufus Hunja

The University Academic Staff Union has called of the lecturers strike after signing a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the inter-public universities councils and consultative forum.

The CBA will cover 2013-2017 and is deemed effective from 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2017 and the staff will therefore benefit from arrears accrued during the period.

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Lecturers are expected to resume work Tuesday and students have also been asked to report back to their respective universities.

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According to the agreement academic staff will get a 17.5% basic salary increment as well as 3.9% increase in house allowance with a total of 10 billion shillings set aside for the same.

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The union and the council have signed a return to work formula where all universities have undertaken not to victimize academic staff and union officials who took part in the industrial action.

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They have also urged the salaries and remuneration commission to stop its ongoing job evaluation exercise in public universities to amble more consultations on the same.

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