@TheStar

Dons accuse VCs of failing to remit Sh3.56bn deductions

7 months ago, 9 Mar 00:51

By: Lewis Nyaundi @x_ ...

University lecturers have accused vice chancellors of failing to remit deductions from their salaries. The University Academic Staff Union yesterday said the institutions have not remitted Sh3.56 billion — Sh1.56 billion in pension deductions for the 2010-13 CBA and Sh2 billion for 2013-2017 CBA. Moi University has not remitted about Sh600 million for pension funds, Uasu said. “Universities deduct money for sacco and loan clearance, but those funds have yet to reach the designated institutions,” secretary general Constantine Wasonga said. Related: Egerton owes more than Sh122 million to saccos, despite deducting the cash. Technical University of Kenya owes Sh15 million to unions. Appearing before the Senate Committee on Education, two unions — the University Academic and Staff Union and the Kenya University Staff Union — blamed the vice chancellors and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission for sabotaging negotiations on the 2017-21 collective bargaining agreement. This is after the Vice Chancellors Committee took over negotiations from the Inter-Public Universities Council Consultative Forum. “The government has failed to comply with the negotiation requirement by failing to produce a counteroffer. We’ve been taken in circles with the IPUCCF seeking more time to complete negotiations,” Wasonga said. The unions want the Education ministry, the National Treasury and the Office of the President to be included in the IPUCCF negotiations. “The IPUCCF has been delaying the negotiations because the council lacks important representation from the ministry, the Treasury and the OP,” he said. Uasu and Kusu have raised concern over ghost workers in the public universities. They say the university bosses have bloated the institutions’ workforce.    
Read More


Category: topnews news

Suggested

2 hours ago, 00:17
@TheStar - By: Political Desk
Corridors of Power

A lot of things went on behind the scenes leading to Thursday’s vote on President Uhuru Kenyatta's memorandum on the Finance Bill. Call it intimidation or persuasion depending on your conviction but s ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 00:17
@TheStar - By: Lewis Nyaundi @xn ...
Government cuts curriculum agency budget by Sh100m

The curriculum developer’s budget has been slashed by Sh100 million. The reduction is expected to hurt rollout of the new curriculum set to start in January. Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development ...

Category: topnews news
4 hours ago, 22:03
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Ex-IEBC boss Hassan among key figures appointed to State corporations

Ahmed Isaack Hassan, the former IEBC boss, has been appointed to serve in one of the State corporations listed in a Gazette notice ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 22:52
@TheStar - By: Moses Odhiambo @a ...
Uhuru hands Msando's wife, Raila and Kalonzo allies parastatal jobs

The late IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando's widow is among dozens of Kenyans appointed to parastatals and State departments in changes unveiled on Friday.Eva Buyu Msando was named alongside former Mbooni ...

Category: topnews news
5 hours ago, 21:46
@StandardMedia - By: Afp
Tanzania President orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 00:27
@StandardMedia - By: Kamau Muthoni
Property case filed against Raila flops

Environment Lands Court has dismissed a 21-year-old case filed against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga by a proprietor over alleged destruction. ...

Category: topnews news

@TheStar

Dons accuse VCs of failing to remit Sh3.56bn deductions

7 months ago, 9 Mar 00:51

By: Lewis Nyaundi @x_ ...
University lecturers have accused vice chancellors of failing to remit deductions from their salaries. The University Academic Staff Union yesterday said the institutions have not remitted Sh3.56 billion — Sh1.56 billion in pension deductions for the 2010-13 CBA and Sh2 billion for 2013-2017 CBA. Moi University has not remitted about Sh600 million for pension funds, Uasu said. “Universities deduct money for sacco and loan clearance, but those funds have yet to reach the designated institutions,” secretary general Constantine Wasonga said. Related: Egerton owes more than Sh122 million to saccos, despite deducting the cash. Technical University of Kenya owes Sh15 million to unions. Appearing before the Senate Committee on Education, two unions — the University Academic and Staff Union and the Kenya University Staff Union — blamed the vice chancellors and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission for sabotaging negotiations on the 2017-21 collective bargaining agreement. This is after the Vice Chancellors Committee took over negotiations from the Inter-Public Universities Council Consultative Forum. “The government has failed to comply with the negotiation requirement by failing to produce a counteroffer. We’ve been taken in circles with the IPUCCF seeking more time to complete negotiations,” Wasonga said. The unions want the Education ministry, the National Treasury and the Office of the President to be included in the IPUCCF negotiations. “The IPUCCF has been delaying the negotiations because the council lacks important representation from the ministry, the Treasury and the OP,” he said. Uasu and Kusu have raised concern over ghost workers in the public universities. They say the university bosses have bloated the institutions’ workforce.    
Read More

Category: topnews news

Suggested

2 hours ago, 00:17
@TheStar - By: Political Desk
Corridors of Power

A lot of things went on behind the scenes leading to Thursday’s vote on President Uhuru Kenyatta's memorandum on the Finance Bill. Call it intimidation or persuasion depending on your conviction but s ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 00:17
@TheStar - By: Lewis Nyaundi @xn ...
Government cuts curriculum agency budget by Sh100m

The curriculum developer’s budget has been slashed by Sh100 million. The reduction is expected to hurt rollout of the new curriculum set to start in January. Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development ...

Category: topnews news
4 hours ago, 22:03
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Ex-IEBC boss Hassan among key figures appointed to State corporations

Ahmed Isaack Hassan, the former IEBC boss, has been appointed to serve in one of the State corporations listed in a Gazette notice ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 22:52
@TheStar - By: Moses Odhiambo @a ...
Uhuru hands Msando's wife, Raila and Kalonzo allies parastatal jobs

The late IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando's widow is among dozens of Kenyans appointed to parastatals and State departments in changes unveiled on Friday.Eva Buyu Msando was named alongside former Mbooni ...

Category: topnews news
5 hours ago, 21:46
@StandardMedia - By: Afp
Tanzania President orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 00:27
@StandardMedia - By: Kamau Muthoni
Property case filed against Raila flops

Environment Lands Court has dismissed a 21-year-old case filed against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga by a proprietor over alleged destruction. ...

Category: topnews news
Our App