Senate meets UASU officials over dons’ strike

By Margaret Kalekye/ Samuel Musita

Striking university lecturers maintain they will resume work only if the government offer of Ksh10 billion is enhanced.

UASU leaders Muga Kolale and Constantine Wasonga who appeared before the Senate Education Committee to shed light on ongoing lecturers’ strike says they rejected the government offer because the amount was to be shared amongst three unions in the universities

The Senate committee on Education is meeting the officials of the University Academic Staff Union (UASU) with an aim of ending the ongoing Dons strike that has been on for more than a month.

The union officials who have rejected a ten billion offer from Government are expected to share with the Senate committee the reasons for their decision to reject the offer as well as propose a way forward on the mater.

In the meantime, the union officials maintain that their members will remain on strike until a reasonable return-to-work formula is agreed upon.

They have told their members to ignore memos, threats and all communication from universities management.

The union  wants  university professors to be paid at least Sh1.5 million per month noting that after tax, the take home will Sh1 million.

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