Universities non-teaching staff issue one week strike notice

Non-teaching staff in public universities have threatened to down their tools beginning Monday next week if there is no concrete counter proposal on the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers issued the seven day strike notice citing frustration from their employer despite their spirited efforts to have the agreement honored.

As the teaching academic staff in public universities prepare to go on strike Thursday, their  non-teaching counterparts in the institutions of higher learning have also  threatened to down  their tools   next Monday.

The workers union KUDHEIHA has issued a one week notice to have the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement implemented failure to which they will suspend their services.

Members of the union have accused their employer of rigidity even after spending hours negotiating over the implementation of the CBA saying that they have now exhausted all possible diplomatic avenues.

The latest threats come even after Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani extended an olive branch to trade unions and organizations that have issued strike notices calling on them to instead resort to talks.

Yattani lamented that the country had experienced a series of industrial strife and the trend cannot be allowed to continue even as he promised to ensure that matters of pay in the country  are re-examined albeit against  the country’s economic performance.


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