The Star (Nairobi)

31 December 2012

Kenya: Lecturers Plan Strike As Masinde Muliro Reopens

THE Masinde Muliro University, closed mid this month following chaos over lecturer's pay dispute will re-open this week. University DVC-Academic Affairs Prof Asenath Sigot said that university will re-open on Friday.

The closure of the university disrupted end of semester examinations for over 5, 000 students. Resumption of examinations is planned for January 7.

However, that may not go as planned as the local chapter of the University Academic Staff Union (UASU) saying its members will not work on that day to push for implementation of the new salary scheme.

The union officials claimed that the university had only paid them 17per cent of the 33percent salary increment and 4.5 percent instead of 7 percent increase on allowances despite the government having released Sh 226, 200, 000 for implementation of the awards.

"We demand to be paid the new rates with immediate effect and arrears be settled, failure to which UASU members at Masinde Muliro will withdraw their labour with effect from January 7," reads a notice served on the university by chapter secretary Prof Sammy Kubasu.

The union also wants the management to fully settle all Privately Sponsored Students Programmes (PSSP), all arrears on internal CBAs and attachment monies paid before Monday.

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