The University Academic Staff Union (UASU ) Friday issued a 7-day strike notice over failure by universities to pay their full salaries and unfulfilled 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining agreement (CBA) signed in October 2019.
Secretary General Constantine Wesonga in a statement on friday,said the strike has been necessitated by the government’s failure to implement the CBA which was set to commence in November 2019
“UASU is issuing a seven day strike notice. The reason why we’re giving the strike notice is because IPUCCF and government are in contempt of court,” Said Wesonga
“On 15th January 2021 the employment and labour relationship directed that the 2017 to 2021 CBA be implemented as was negotiated,”
Wasonga says no lecture will facilitate teaching in public university after August 27 when the strike will commence should IPUCCF and the government fail to heed the call to implement new pay perks as agreed.
“I want to impress upon all Dons across the country that I am going to give a seven-day strike notice and we expect all dons to down their tools. If you want learning to continue or go on in public universities implement the 2017-2021 CBA in totality,” the statement added.
Under the CBA signed in October, University staff are expected to get a salary increment of between 5.75 to 6.27 per cent annually for the period of 2017-2021.