• KUSU secretary general Charles Mukhwaya said the University has seven days starting October 5 to meet demands of over 700 Egerton University lecturers.
• The KUSU officials want Egerton University lectures to be paid 100 per cent salary.
The Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) has issued a seven-day strike notice for Egerton University lecturers over delayed salaries.
KUSU secretary general Charles Mukhwaya said the University has seven days starting October 5 to meet demands of over 700 Egerton University lecturers or industrial action will be taken.
"The union is left with no alternative but to give the university seven days strike notice effective from Wednesday. And this notice is served in the Egerton university as the employer unto the government of Kenya," he said.
The KUSU officials want the lectures to be paid 100 per cent salary and have the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement that has been pending for seven years honoured.
Mukhwaya also said the university's council should pay the members all accumulated salary arrears to reinstate or restore the members negotiated terms and conditions of service as pronounced by the internal CBA.
In September, academic staff from various universities urged the new government to increase funding and save the ailing institutions.
The lecturers decried incomplete implementation of the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The methods used by different universities include diagonal, horizontal, stepwise, swinging and the old CBA.
According to an audit, certain universities implemented unknown formulae, resulting in negative arrears.
Alupe University, Maasai Mara University and Turkana University have correctly placed their staff.
Six other universities have been paying their staff according to the old CBA, starting in 2010.
They are Egerton , Murang'a, Embu, Meru, and Pwani universities, as well as the Technical University of Kenya.