The counter-offer lecturers have been demanding for was tabled on Friday but it seems they’re not quite satisfied with what the government is offering with the unions terming it ‘unafiki’.
The Counter Offer
The IPUCCF documented their counter-offer which is said to be effective from July 1st, 2017 and to remain so for four years(up to 2021) without any increase in pay.
According to Nation, the document stated that individual university councils and their UASU chapters will initiate and conclude structured talkson other terms and conditions of service.
“Other terms and conditions of service as approved by the respective councils shall remain unchanged, except when circumstances allow individual councils to harmonize or improve them,” said Wasonga, UASU sec general.
The government has also offered lecturers’ union leaders a five-year leave in an attempt to end the strike that has paralyzed learning in the public universities.
“UASU officials shall be allowed a maximum of five years leave of absence from their duty station to enable them render service as appointed union officials,” the counter-offer signed by Vice-Chancellors’ committee chairman Francis Aduol stated.
The Striking Staff
The lecturer’s who are demanding the Sh38 billion four-year CBA implemented were not at all pleased with what IPUCCF had to offer with UASU Secretary-General Wasonga saying they had rejected the counter offer tabled by IPUCCF and stated that only a reasonable offer will make off call off the strike.
“On April 14 the IPUCCF presented a counteroffer as directed by the parliamentary committee. As a union we see the document presented to us as a complete sham and one that doesn’t meet the standards of CBA negotiations,” Wasonga said