In Summary
  • He said lecturers are supposed to negotiate with their employer – the universities – and not the Ministry of Education.

  • Dr Wasonga said the government had asked for more time until February 21 to allow for consultations.

  • Uasu has written to Education CS Amina Mohamed raising concerns over under-funding in universities over the years.

Lecturers have rejected a request by the Education ministry for more time to table a counter-offer, setting the stage for a possible strike in the coming days.

Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) secretary-general Constantine Wasonga accused the ministry of buying time instead of giving them an offer.

Dr Wasonga said the government had asked for more time until February 21 to allow for consultations.

“We started these talks in December and they were to be concluded by January 31; now we are in February and they are still asking for more time. We won’t allow it any more. We will issue a seven-day strike notice any time now,” said the Uasu official.

NEGOTIATE WITH EMPLOYER

He said lecturers are supposed to negotiate with their employer – the universities – and not the Ministry of Education.

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