The staff members of the troubled Egerton University have issued a seven-day ultimatum to go on strike over delayed salaries for months now and failure by the management to honour its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
While addressing the media today, the Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU) officials said the strike notice will take effect on Wednesday next week, October 5, 2022 if the issues they have raised are not addressed forthwith.
KUSU Secretary General Charles Mukhwana called for the university to pay 100 per cent salaries and settle accrued arrears as negotiated in the CBA.
“The chilling suffering of or members, the harrowing pain they have to endure to make ends meet, the horrendous conditions they work in is against the International Labour Organisation (ILO) working conditions to which our dear country is a signatory,” he stated.
The strike would affect between 700-800 staff.
He further balmed the management for non-payment of full salaries failure to implement negotiated basic salaries of the 2017- 2021 CBA.
“The chilling suffering of our members, the harrowing pain they have to endure to make ends meet, the horrendous conditions they work in is against the International Labour Organisation working conditions to which our dear country is a signatory.” The SG added.
They also demanded negotiations and conclusion of the 2013-2017 CBA that is still pending for seven years be concluded.