University Unions In Kenya May Down Tools

University lecturers and non-teaching staff have may down tools until the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement is negotiated, signed, registered and its implementation schedule agreed on, according to Capital News.

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Photo: Agewa Magut/Daily Nation Union members sing the solidarity song at the University of Nairobi ahead of their strike.

The Universities’ Academic Staff Union (UASU), Kenya University Staff Association (KUSA) and Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotel, Educational and Allied (KUDHEA) workers union, have directed their members to down their tools until the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement is negotiated, signed, registered and its implementation schedule agreed on.

The strike action expected to commence on Wednesday to protest what they term as failure by the government to give them a counter offer on their 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Tthe Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) Chairman Muga K’olale told Capital FM News that there will be no teaching or work going on and that they will not relent until their demands are met.

“Yes, the strike is on today. We are holding meetings and will ensure that we advocate for the dues of our members,” he stated.

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