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Lecturers have been offered Kshs. 6.6 Billion but that money is nowhere: Analysis

14, Mar 2018

Vice chancellors have requested Sh6.8 billion from the Government to end the university workers' strike. The university managers want to use the funds as a basis for talks with the workers' unions.    The Standard established that the cost of the new 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement is Sh38 billion. This means the balance would be paid based on annual capitation increments. Details of a counter proposal, which have been kept away from unions, were revealed when university management teams appeared before the National Assembly's education committee yesterday. Inter-Public University Councils Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) officials said the proposal would cater for the 2017-2018 financial year. They noted subsequent payments would be in the form of capitation. But the University Academic Staff Union (Uasu) rejected the proposal, saying the figures were unilaterally arrived at by the vice chancellors.