university staff call off strike  after reaching deal

university staff call off strike after reaching deal

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH JULY 2017-The Universities Academic Staff Union  on Tuesday 18th July  called off the public universities lecturers strike.

The announcement was made by UASU officials  after an agreement was reached with the government on their negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

 Demands over the implementation of the Sh10 billion CBA paid off last week when the Ministry of Education promised to disburse the Sh5.2 billion balance.

University Education Principal Secretary, Collette Suda in a letter dated July 13 and addressed to Paul Kanyari, Chairperson, Inter-Public Universities Council Consultative Forum said: “The National Treasury has granted authority to the ministry to incur the expenditure of Sh5.2 billion.”

The government had already released Sh4.775 billion to the university lecturers and workers but they had rejected it demanding the implementation of the full amount.

During a closed door meeting between ministry and union officials, the lecturers and workers officials had been advised to request their members to wait for another one week but seemingly the ministry has moved quick to put an end to the strike.

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