The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) has issued a seven-day strike notice due to government failure to fully implement the 2017/2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Speaking on Friday during a press briefing, UASU Secretary-General Constantine Wasonga announced that the Inter-Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum (IPCCF) and the state were in contempt of court after they failed to implement the agreement.
“On January 15, 2021, the Employment and Labour Relations Court ruled that the 2017/2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement be implemented as was negotiated. Today I want to say IPCCF has not implemented the CBA as per the court judgment,” said Wasonga.
He stated that learning will be paralysed in all public universities within the next 7 days should lecturers’ demands not be met.
“We expect all dons to down their tools. Today the National Executive Committee has voted and declared that dons are not going to be slave anymore. And to make it worse, our oppressors are our own colleagues,” he added.
“If you want learning to go on in public universities implement the CBA in total.”
UASU Secretary General refuted claims by vice-chancellors that universities are suffering from financial difficulties saying: “If there is no money then resign from those positions. It is not the responsibility of UASU to source for funds, ours is to negotiate.”
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