We are not to blame for lecturers strike! Says SRC

Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Sarah Serem. PHOTO: COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Salary and Remuneration Commission SRC have refuted claims that they are the major cause of lecturers’ strike that is currently ongoing in the country.

Speaking to journalist on Monday, SRC chair Sarah Serem stated that she already gave a go ahead to the Teachers Service Commission TSC to implement the Sh. 10 billion Collective Bargaining Agreement CBA.

“SRC is not an employer, neither does it generate revenue, we only issue structures that need to be followed.” Said Serem.

She added that if  TSC is not in a position to pay the lectures their dues, then it will be better they organize for a meeting that will see both agrees on the way forward.

Lecturers, non teaching staff and supporting staff from the public universities are still on strike over the government’s non implementation of the sh. 10 billion CBA.

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The strike is now almost two weeks and the staff say the government is not treating them with respect by failing to implement the CBA or communicate the reasons for the delay in disbursing the money.

The government has allegedly disbursed some sh. 4.8 billion to the university staff but they say it is not the amount they had agreed upon.

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