, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 6 – Inter-Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) has appealed to University Academic Staff Union to call off the lecturers strike and resume working to avoid interrupting academic programs.
The Council’s Chairman Prof Paul Kanyari said the government is committed to implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement urging lecturers to resume work and wait for the implementation.
“We have continued to dialogue with the Government to ensure payments of the CBA 2013-continue seamlessly. Therefore we urge the University Academic Staff Union (UASU) to call off the industrial action and all members of staff of public universities to provide uninterrupted service so that operations in public universities are normalized,” said Kanyari.
Kanyari said its only four months that is July, August, September and October that increment on the salaries has not been made after Government released Sh10 billion early this year which catered for the rates up to 30 June, 2017.
However the University Academic Union Staff Secretary General Constantine Wesonga said the Government had failed to implement the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement and that they will down their tools until their grievances are addressed.
Wesonga said its only three universities have adhered to the agreement and are paying their staff as per the new rates saying it’s unfortunate that the other 26 university have completely failed to implement the CBA.
The lecturers downed their tools last week on Wednesday.