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Striking dons want MPs to push state to honour pay rise deal - 11 months ago, 13 Mar 19:48

By: Emmanuel Wanjala ...

Lecturers have sought parliament’s intervention in bringing the government to the negotiating table for the 2017-21 CBA. The dons who have been on strike since March 1 will hold demonstrations in Nairobi on Wednesday to protest government’s failure to table a counteroffer to the demands.  They want Sh38 billion factored into the 2018/19 budget to cater for pension, medical insurance, car loans, mortgages and salaries which they said are grossly distorted. “We appeal to parliament to increase capitation of public universities to enable them to deal with these issues. Delays in payment of salaries have recently become all too common and lecturers are receiving first aid in the name of medical services for lack of insurance cover,” Universities Academic Staff Union Secretary-General Constantine Wasonga said. Wasonga also told the Education Committee of the National Assembly to push public universities into releasing Sh3.56 billion meant for pension under two lapsed CBAs. ...
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