UASU secretary General Constantine Wasonga has said University lecturers are poised to continue with their strike, insisting that they intend to have a protracted strike. “Some people asked why do we call off strikes and embark on strikes again. This time I want to tell the country UASU has decided to have a protracted strike once and for all,” said Wasonga. Addressing the press at Tom Mboya Labour College, Wasonga said he already laid out the clear requirements they want.
He said the 2013-2017 CBA, basic salaries and the house allowance must be enhanced, “All 31 universities must conclude their 2013-2017 internal CBAs,” said Wasonga, “We must jumpstart the 2017-2021 CBA.” He said in their return to work formula they gave a time frame when enhanced salaries were supposed to be done, on 30th June, adding that all the internal CBAs were supposed to be negotiated, signed, registered, and implemented by 15th May 2017.
The UASU Secretary-General said the IPUCCF (Inter-Public Universities Council Consultative Forum) has turned their back on the agreements they had before when they had called off strikes, “We went and adjusted University calendars, our members taught students but IPUCCF has reneged one everything we agreed,” he said.