OP-ED: What Kenya needs to do to stop the university strike cycle

Kenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation Africa about why the strike is happening and what can be done to stop the cycle. What are the demands of the lecturers from public universities? Academic staff

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Higher learning in disarray 50 days into lecturers’ strike

Learning in public universities remains in disarray 50 days after the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) instructed lecturers to down their tools over stalled Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) talks. The latest strike that has affected the January-April semester was precipitated by a missed deadline for the negotiation of the 2017-2021 CBA,

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MUST READ: University dons continue with strike despite orders

University lecturers have defied a directive by the Employment and Labour Relations Court to call off the ongoing strike and instead stated they are going to appeal the ruling. Speaking during a press conference on Sunday, the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) Secretary General Constantine Wasonga said that the court should

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Authorities Drag Their Feet To Respond To Teachers’ Petition

While presenting a memorandum to the ministry Wednesday, Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) Chapter Secretary General for Multimedia University Onesmus Mutio said the union was yet to receive a response from the government since presenting a petition demanding a speedy resolution of the matter on Tuesday last week.   No letter of

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A Student’s Take on Why Teachers Should Go Back To School

On 19th of January 2017, learners across the 33 public universities in Kenya woke up to a university staff strike organized by Universities Staff Academic Union (UASU) and Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU). The two unions represent lecturers and non-teaching staff respectively. The strike is an attempt by teachers to

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University Staff On Strike In Public Universities

The Universities’ Academic Staff Union (UASU), Kenya University Staff Association (KUSA) and The Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotel, Educational and Allied (KUDHEA) workers union, have directed their members to down their tools until the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement is negotiated, signed, registered and its implementation schedule agreed on.   Addressing the press

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Two students sustain bullet injuries as police disperse protesting MMU students

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – Police used live bullets to disperse Multimedia University students, who were protesting against reckless driving by Public Service Vehicle’s in the area especially on Magadi Road where the institution is located. Two students and two security guards are currently admitted to Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Rongai branch. Both

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