Nairobi, KENYA: Trade Union Congress of Kenya have requested the government to immediately implement the 2013-2017 sh. 10 billion Collective Bargaining Agreement of the university dons.
In a media briefing in Nairobi on Wednesday, TUC sec general Wilson Sossion said that there is need for the government to honour its pledge and implement the CBA, accusing the Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi for derailing the implementation of the agreement.
“TUC kenya condemns the irresponsible and dishonest manner in which the government has handled matters 2013-2017 CBA that was successfully concluded more than 3 months ago.” Sossion said.
Sossion insisted that the CBA must be implemented wholesomely and not in phases as directed by Dr Matiangi indicating that there is nowhere in the CBA written that it is to be done in phases.
“The cabinet secretary has blatantly violated and unilaterally varied a mutually agreed CBA by directing that the same be implemented in phases.”He said.
He vowed that the universities strike will go on until their goal is met.
He accused the government for playing games with the whole issue which he warned that might lead to a stalemate in education sector.
On the other hand, Sossion vowed to defend Kenyan employees interests in parliament after it emerged that Orange Democratic party(ODM),forwarded his name to Independent and Electoral commission IEBC as a nominated member of parliament.
He pointed that he will push for labour related issues for legislation in bid to sanitize legal matters affecting labour sector in the country.