, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 – The Ministry of Education has called on the Universities Academic Staff Union to withdraw their strike threat over the implementation of the CBA they recently entered into with the Inter-Public Universities Consultative Council.
Matiangi said it was unnecessary as the Ministry had already wired half of Sh10 billion amount agreed on in the CBA to the 31 public universities and colleges where the dons teach.
“The Ministry of Education has wired half of the amount, a total of Sh4.775 Billion, into the respective bank accounts. This CBA was concluded before the end of the financial year 2016/2017. The implementation of the CBA would straddle the two-financial years 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.”
He therefore called on the educationists to stay true to their side of the deal and continue to perform their duties.
“Collective Bargaining Agreements are binding documents between the Government and the respective unions. The Government reiterates its commitment to meet its side of the bargain and the unions and respective staff are advised accordingly.”