University lecturers vow to go on with strike over pay

Written By: Roncliff Odit

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Universities striking lecturers have vowed to soldier on as long as it takes until the government offers a counter proposal on their 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The dons staged a demonstration in Nairobi Wednesday to press for their pay rise demand saying it is only money that will make them resume lectures.

The strike by lecturers has entered its 5th week and learning in public universities across the country remains paralyzed and a solution seems a mirage.

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Lecturers under their umbrella UASU were joined by other university staff unions for a street protest in Nairobi to press for their payhike. The dons are blaming the ministry of education of ignoring their pleas.

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The striking dons claim they have been waiting for counter offer after presenting their proposal to the ministry of education and nothing has been forthcoming.

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They marched through streets of Nairobi disrupting traffic and businesses along University Way, Kenyatta Avenue, parliament Road and Harambee Avenue.

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The dons insisting that they will not relent in their push until they get a review of their salaries.

The union leaders urged their members not to be swayed into giving up the fight for their rights. The lecturers downed tools on March 1st March over the delayed implementation of their 2017-2021 CBA.


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