In Summary
  • Last month, the government agreed to release the Sh5.2 billion. Consequently, universities administrations demanded that the union calls off the strike.
  • But lecturers say they have not received the money and will only go back to work after they are paid.

Lecturers and their employers are meeting today in an attempt to solve the one-month strike that has paralysed learning in public universities.

The meeting by Inter-Public Universities Council Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) and the Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) will look at how end the strike.

MONEY FIRST

Prof Isaac Mbeche, the chairman of joint negotiating team, said the agenda of the meeting is to prepare and sign a return-to-work formula.

Uasu Secretary-General Constantine Wasonga confirmed that they will attend the meeting.

“Yes we have received the invitation for the meeting and we will attend it so that we can resolve this issue,” said Dr Wasonga.

Last month, the government agreed to release the Sh5.2 billion. Consequently, universities administrations demanded that the union calls off the strike.

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