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Lecturers resume work as union signs Sh5.2 billion pay deal with government

Learning in public universities is expected to resume today after the Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) reached a deal with the government ending the boycott which started early this month.

This was after the government agreed to release outstanding Sh5.22 billion in the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Secretary general Constantine Wesonga (pictured) made the announcement.

“Today, the Universities Academic Staff Union has received a written Authority to Incur Expenditure granted by the National Treasury undertaking to release within July Sh5.225 billion to pay all staff of the public universities to cover 2013-2017 CBA.

With such an undertaking we therefore call off the strike. The strike is over,” Wesonga said. The union also said the government through, Education Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i, had expressed commitment to conclude negotiations on the 2017-2021 CBA.

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