Lecturers strike deal, call-off strike with classes scheduled to resume immediately

The 54 days strike has been brought to an end after the striking Lecturers reportedly arrived at new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) had convened an urgent National Executive Council (NEC) on Sunday to make a major decision on the salary row that has paralysed learning for one month.

This comes days after the Cabinet Secretary for Education Dr. Fred Mmatiang’i  had approved the directive not to pay any lecturer who was participating or taking part in the strike.

Non-Payment Approval

On Tuesday 7th, in a letter dated March 3, Matiangi directed university managements to go ahead and take disciplinary action against dons taking part in the strike, saying it is illegal.

“I concur with the council and management decision in your respective universities to take disciplinary measures against those participating in the illegal strike,” Matiangi wrote in the letter addressed to all public universities’ Vice Chancellors.

“Such disciplinary action should include non-payment of salaries beginning with the month of February 2017 to any staff who is participating in the illegal industrial action,” the CS added.

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