Lecturers in Kenya have called off the strike that made the public university studies to paralyze for 76days.
After the classes were suspended early in March, now the lecturers from public universities have agreed with the authorities. They have ended the strike at low pay, and the classes are set to resume. The Universities Management will, therefore, adjust the semester to compensate the time lost by the students during the strike.
Strikes of public employees and especially Lectures in Kenya in Kenya have become rampant due to issues of low pay and many other grievances. The UASU secretary general of lecturers Constantine Wasonga, on Thursday told the Reuters that they had come into an agreement with Inter Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum.
It is an organization that negotiates the lecturers’ issues with the government.
According to the deal, the KUSU employees will get 85 shillings additional salary for the lowest paid worker, that will arise from 19,408 to sh19, 493, and later the salary will amount to sh19, 748 by the end of four years.
Professors who Lecture in Kenya, who are highly paid will get an increment of sh1082 at the end of the year 2018. Teaching staff will get 249,979 increments of salary by the end of this year unlike before they used to get sh253, 253.
Wasonga said that “As the strike is now over, all students are invited to resume their studies immediately. The (University Academic Staff Union) UASU has decided to return work on Thursday evening after lengthy negotiations that led to an agreement at the Ministry of Labor Offices, conducted by a conciliator from the organization MS Helen Apiyo.