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UoN workers vow to keep off work

More than 3,000 University of Nairobi workers have vowed not to return to work until the institution implements an   agreement signed in January 2013.

The agreement was supposed to see their pay bumped up.

The subordinate staff in job groups 1-4 claimed their counterparts in job groups 5-15 had received their increment.

Those on strike include cooks, drivers, cleaners and other low-cadre workers.

“We issued a seven-day strike on January 29 to but so far they’ve not responded.

Now our members have decided that they cannot go on working,” said Juma Wafula, a Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Education Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers union representative.

The agreement granted the workers a Sh2,500 increase in their transport allowance which was supposed to be backdated to July 2012.

Currently, the workers receive Sh7,500 in transport allowance which was supposed to be raised to Sh10,000.

The Vice Chancellor George Magoha and other senior staff were said to be in a meeting and could not be reached for comment.