Dons down tools over Sh10b CBA


University of Nairobi lecturers protest on University Way to demand full implementation of CBA. PHOTO: ...
University of Nairobi lecturers protest on University Way to demand full implementation of CBA. PHOTO: HARUN NJOROGE

Public university lecturers have downed their tools after the government failed to adhere to their demand of releasing Ksh10 billion meant for their pay rise as per the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement that was signed in March after a two-month strike.

On Saturday, July 1, Education CS Fred Matiang’i appealed to university union University Academic Staff Union (UASU) to shelve strike plans for talks as the ministry has already disbursed Ksh4.775 billion of the Ksh10 billion agreed in the CBA.

But UASU Secretary General Constantine Wesonga insisted that the Ksh10 billion was to be released as a whole and not in phases.

The UASU Secretary General Charles Mukhwana accused the government of playing cat and mouse games, saying the lecturers had not received the Sh4.775 billion in their accounts as claimed by the Education CS Matiang’i.

Currently, University of Nairobi dons have blocked the Uhuru Highway in Nairobi City Centre as they officially resume their industrial action demanding for the full implementation of the 2013 CBA.

Maseno and JKUAT lecturers have also downed their tools after staff unions.

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