University dons call off two month long strike

Written By: Brenda Czeda

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It is back to class for dons and university staff who had downed their tools demanding registration and full implementation of their 2017-2021 comprehensive bargaining agreement.

Universities Academic Staff Union and the university Councils on Thursday night signed a return to work formula concluding the 78 days nationwide strike that had paralyzed learning in 31 public universities.

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The Return to Work Formula has protected the jobs, including members who were under contract and all disciplinary letters issued during pendency of the industrial action have been withdrawn.

However, UASU Secretary General Constantine Wasonga says their fight for the registration and implementation of their 2017-2021 CBA is still on.

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According to Wasonga, the return to work formula opens several new pathways to achieve the dons fundamental objective of completing better collective bargaining agreement for quality university education.

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But university councils remain adamant that the offer of 1.75% to be spread over 4 years is final for saying they will get back to the unions should there be any improvements.

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