Court stops planned lecturers strike
11 March 2014, 20:11
Nairobi - The Federation of Kenya Employers FKE has obtained a court injunction stopping the strike by the University Academic Staff Union and Kenya Universities Staff Union which was due to start Wednesday March 12, 2014.
Thus, the two parties have been ordered to appear before Lady Justice Monica Mbaru at the Industrial Court, Wednesday 10 A.
FKE representing the Inter-Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) is seeking orders to compel parties to agree to have discussions and arrive at a negotiated agreement.
Earlier, varsity lecturers and non-teaching staff had announced that they
will go on strike if the government failed to release
the KES 7.8 billion pay rise and other allowances owed to them.
the Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) and University Academic Staff
Union (UASU) had vowed to down their tools alleging that vice
chancellors have misappropriated the Unions’ funds.
General, Charles Mukhwaya had said that Union members have no other
option but down their tools until their grievances are addressed.
have consistently said that the money was misappropriated by the
university chiefs. We have presented documents and their admission that
they are returning the money to Treasury confirms our fears,” he said.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.