Moi Varsity lecturers protest salary delays


Moi varsity Staff protest salary delays/Photo Winner Nang'ida

Scores of the cash-strapped Moi university students who are set to sit
for their examination in the next three weeks are a worried lot.

This is after the institution’s lecturers and non teaching staff threatened
to resolve not to report at their work station starting 5th of April
should their salaries not be wired into their bank accounts.

Led by the University academic Staff Union chapter Secretary Prof
Busolo Wekesa, the workers accused the management for delaying to pay
them February and March salaries.

Busolo said that majority of the employees travel for 35 kilometres
work from Eldoret to the main campus daily by hiking lifts from their
friends’ vehicles.

“We have reached to a point where we can no longer¬† afford to cater for
bus fare to and from the main campus daily and that is why we have
resolved to boycott work by 5th of next month if our salaries will not
have been wired into our respective banks accounts,” warned Wekesa.

He stated that there was no way the workers will continue to report
to their work station on empty stomach and challenged the management
to up their game by disbursing their pay.

“One of our resolutions is that the more than 3,000 workers would
resume duty only after getting all our two months dues,” vowed Wekesa.

He castigated the university management for being notorious when it
comes to implementation of their pay deal despite several reminders
from the union leadership.

The union official asked the management to move speed and release
their dues to save the institution’s learning and other activities
from being disrupted.

“We are willing and ready to work but must get our two months salaries
first before April 5th,” added Wekesa

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