- TUK lecturer’s have not received their salary since August.
- Their strike might interfere with the planned graduation set to happen on 19th December 2023.
- Lecturer’s strike will affect students learning
The Technical University of Kenya lecturer’s today commence a peaceful demonstration as they demand for their dues since August.
This comes a few days after the date for graduation was released, just a month before the scheduled graduation ceremony for both degree and diploma students.
According to a picketing notice on Tuesday, 24th October by Kenya Universities’ Staff Union(KUSU),Universities’ Academic Staff Union(UASU) and KUDHEIHA Workers’ Committee ,Tuk lecturer’s were allowed to carry out a peaceful demonstration today.
Reasons for Striking
”UASU,KUSU,KUDHEIHA hereby notifies ALL UNIONISABLE MEMBERS’ OF STAFF that in accordance with the constitution of Kenya,Article 37 ;and due to the following
a) Delayed September 2023 salaries and
There will be picketing tomorrow ,Wednesday, 25th October,2023 from 10.00am at the Red Square”. The notice read.
With posts written ” No nusu mikate” on their hand they were seen walking around as others whistled below Lecture theater towards Red Square.
Talking to a TUK Student ,Joash Agolla ,a fourth year student from The School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science through whatsApp,he says that they could not attend normal classes as usual because the lecturer’s were on strike and this has affected the whole University.
The fraternity of Tuk,Lecturers and staff members have not received their salary since since August.
The University Management Board intended to announce the names of graduands on its website but due to financial constraints graduations plan might be disrupted.