Learning Paralyzed In Kenyan Kisii University After Staff Boycott Their Duties

Kisii University academic staff on Thursday downed their tools over unpaid dues.

The university is located in southwestern Kenya owes its staff a massive amount of funds.

The staff, through University Academic Staff Union Secretary (Uasu) General Charles Mukwaya, accused the institution management of failure to pay them ksh6.6 million ($66,000) it drew from the Treasury as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

A Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is a written agreement concerning any term and conditions of employment made between a trade union and an employer, group of employers, or organisation of employers.

Mukwaya claimed the portion of the money should have been paid to the staff by June 2020 while questioning the source of funds for hefty allowances to the institution’s top-level managers.

On his side, Kisii University Uasu secretary Dr. George Ombima accused the management of renegotiating the CBA, which saw the staff their case on the agreed benefits. Dr. Ombima termed the document illegal.

The go-slow to continue until their grievances are addressed.

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