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"University's financial status is so bad" Strike suspended at Egerton University

Universities Academic staff union(UASU) in Egerton university will today not participate in the nationwide lecturers strike.The union members said they will first deal with internal conflict resolution before making a decision to join the national strike."We have internal issues to address with the management ,"said a member of the union."Egerton university's financial status is so bad and going on strike now might only worsen the situation ,we need students to be around so that the lecturer can be paid some of the allowances that the management has committed to pay."

Egerton universiry is one of the 35 public universities whose management has not implemented the 2017 to 2021 collective bargaining agreenment that led to call for strike by the UASU national office."If we join the national strike,the university may be closed for a long time and chances are that the university management may revert to paying us 60 percent of our salaries."UASU Egerton chapter chairperson Prof Ngare Kariuki clarified that the Union members will go on strike if their deal with the institution management is not honoured."If the issues we have agreed with the management are not sorted out,then the union will have no choice but to call its members to go on strike,said prof Ngare.

The official said some of the grievances have been sorted while other negotiations are ongoing..The official claimed that their chapter strike has been suspended and they hope their internal issues will be sorted this week before they decide to join the strike.

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