Lecturers strike over CBA to begin midnight, says UASU

Written By: Rose Gakuo
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Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) Secretary-General Constantine Wasonga
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The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) is urging all its members to down tools on Thursday after the government failed to honor the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

The announcement came even as the new Labour CS Ukur Yattani urged the dons to shelve their industrial action and return to talks.

UASU is  demanding implementation of the 2017 -2021 CBA which was set to be effected  in July last year  faulting the Inter-Public Universities Council Consultative Forum of lacking good will in negotiations with the government that would have provide a lasting solution to the stalemate.

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UASU claims it is the 5th time the ministry of education has failed to honor its promise to address their grievances.

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Top on the list of their demands is streamlining of the pay structure and awarding of allowances akin to their colleagues in the public sector.

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However, CS Yattani is urging for a tone down from the lecturers.

Yattani is urging the dons to return to talks promising to meet the dons very soon.

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The dons have also condemned the killing of Evans Njoroge, a Meru University of science and technology student leader during a protest at the institution.

They called on university administrations to seek amicable ways of resolving issues to avoid unnecessary deaths and destruction of property.

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