How state duped lecturers with Sh1,000 raise
SEE ALSO :2018 KCPE results to be released today“We reject the counter-offer in total, request the conciliator to issue the parties with a Certificate of Disagreement and refer the matter to the Employment and Labour Relations Court for determination,” said Uasu Secretary General Constantine Wasonga. Rent increase The unions said the average increase in rent alone was 10 per cent and argued that the increment was not sufficient to cushion their members. Finer details of the Government offer, however, reveal that the lowest paid worker will get a Sh212 salary raise after full implementation of the four-year salary deal. In its counter-offer, the Government committed to raise the pay of all university staff by 1.75 per cent.
SEE ALSO :Ladies arrive at Nyayo Stadium in styleThis means that under the four-year 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement, all 28,000 university workers will get an annual pay rise of 0.435 per cent. If implemented, at the end of this year alone, the salary of the lowest-paid university staff will rise by a measly Sh53, from Sh12,100 to Sh12,153. By the end of four years, the worker will be earning Sh12,312. This adjustment will affect members of the Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotel, Education Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (Kudheiha). Kudheiha officials had earlier called off the strike as court cases mounted. For Kusu workers, the lowest-paid staff will get an additional Sh85 at the end of this year, with their salary rising from the current Sh19,408 to Sh19,493. By the end of the fourth year, the salary will be Sh19,748.
SEE ALSO :Private schools appeal to PresidentThe highest-paid professor will earn an additional Sh1,081 at the end of this year, according to details of the counter-offer tabled by the universities to unions. For teaching staff, a full professor who is paid Sh248,898 will earn Sh249,979 at the end of this year, with the figure rising to Sh253,253 by the end of the CBA. The figures were tabled this week in a report submitted by an inter-ministerial committee formed by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to come up with an appropriate counter-offer for the workers. While forming the team, Amina said the committee would determine a counter-offer for the 2017-2021 CBA and submit a report within two weeks. Isaac Mbeche, the chairman of the joint negotiations committee, tabled the counter-offer. The Government offer is a major shift from the proposal made by vice-chancellors.