Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Lecturers close to agreement on return to work formula

19 March 2014, 20:23 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Striking lecturers are close to an agreement on a return to work formula as the ongoing strike continues to stifle learning in public universities.

The strike, which has entered its third week has paralysed learning in public universities and caused havoc for university administrations over their learning schedule.

Lecturers are demanding sums of upto KES 3.7 Billion in terms of salaries and bonuses which they say they need to be paid by the government as agreed in a collective bargaining agreement CBA last year.

They accuse university Vice Chancellors of sitting on the money and denying them their legitimate rights.

Talks over a return to work formula have been ongoing after the two lecturers unions University Academic Staff Unions UASU and Kenyatta University Staff Union KUSU failed to follow a court order stopping them from going on with the strike.

The two unions say that they will not follow the order because they are fighting for legitimate concerns which has forced the government on the negotiation table.

The ministry of education, labour ministry, university representatives as well as the unions have been in negotiations over a timetable over which the government will pay the money owed to the lecturers after it admitted it could not foot the bill in a one off payment.

According to sources privy to the negotiations, the two sides have agreed to a formula but the sticking point is the amount to be paid in each installment with the unions wanting over 30% of the amount paid immediately.

KUSU secretary Charles Mukhwaya admitted that they were negotiating but was not drawn into a possible end date for the strike.

" We are talking about a solution and are involved in negotiations. Nothing has been agreed as yet but we hope something will materialize soon, he said.

But with a solution not yet on the table, the strike goes on, with students suffering the most from delays in timetables and the inevitable crash schedule in-case of a return to class.

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.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto accuses Raila of selling ...

DP Wiliam Ruto has castigated Raila Odinga for seeking western support to fund his 2017 election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Peter Kenneth announces Uhuru 201...

Peter Kenneth has announced that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ukambani MP quits Jubilee, to run...

An Ukambani MP has quit the Jubilee Party, citing voter apathy as his reason behind leaving the ruling coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Government launches probe into Po...

The government has launched an inquiry into the circumstances that could have led to two National Police Service helicopter accidents in August and September this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...