Egerton University Announces Seven Day Strike Notice
Due to delayed wages, the Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) has given a seven-day strike warning for Egerton University instructors.
Charles Mukhwaya, general secretary of the KUSU, stated that the University has seven days beginning on October 5 to meet the demands of over 700 Egerton University academics or face industrial action.
“The union is left with no alternative but to give the university seven days strike notice effective from Wednesday. And this notice is served in the Egerton university as the employer unto the government of Kenya,” he said.
The KUSU authorities want the lecturers to be paid their full salaries and for the Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2013-2017, which has been delayed for seven years, to be honored.
Mukhwaya further stated that the university’s council should pay the members’ accrued wage arrears in order to reinstate or restore the members’ negotiated terms and conditions of service as stated in the internal CBA.
In September, academic personnel from several universities requested the newly elected administration to enhance funds and salvage the failing institutions.
The professors condemned the insufficient execution of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2017-2021.
Different universities use strategies such as diagonal, horizontal, stepwise, swinging, and the classic CBA.
An examination revealed that certain colleges employed unidentified formulas, resulting in negative arrears.
The universities of Alupe, Maasai Mara, and Turkana have correctly staffed their institutions.
Beginning in 2010, six other colleges began paying their employees according to the previous CBA.
The universities include Egerton, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, and Pwani, as well as the Technical University of Kenya.