Staff boycott begins over ongoing salary disputeStandard.
Secretary General Constantine Wasonga accused universities of refusing to adjust workers' salaries to the new brackets negotiated under the 2013-17 collective bargaining agreement.
Universities, however, said the strike was premature. Inter-Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum Chairman Paul Kanyari said on Thursday that talks were still ongoing. “The promise is there. We are negotiating and trying to get them to understand,” said Kanyari.
The stalemate grew as it emerged the government was yet to release capitation dues needed to move workers' pay slips upwards in line with the signed salary deal. Vice-chancellors of public universities said earlier they were experiencing a financial gap that could not allow them to effect new salary brackets.
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