University staff demands money

The Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) has asked the government to release funds for payment of university staff under the Union as stipulated in the 2013-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Addressing the media in Nakuru Saturday, KUSU Secretary General Dr. Charles Mukhwaya, accused the government of reneging on a mutual agreement with the Union and called on the exchequer to fast track the process of availing the funds to public universities to implement the CBA.

Mukhwaya said in recent months, there has been protracted engagement between the Union and the Government over the devastating indolence on the part of the latter, in honoring the CBA that was established after months of paralysis in Public Universities.

He said KUSUs National Governing Council is inundated with complaints from its unpaid members yet the CBA was mutually negotiated and signed on May 9, 2017.

The CBA that was duly registered in the Labor and Industrial Court was to be implemented before June 30, 2017.

The Council Secretary said S0 Billion released to Public Universities by the Government last July settled outstanding salary arrears, rather than effecting the mutually agreed increments in salary and house allowances for the Unions members.

The unionist told reporters that members were running out of patience and the Governments inaction may compel them to boycott duty and resume picketing in demand for the benefits the CBA grants them.

Source: Kenya News Agency