KUSU-Technical University of Mombasa officials want the management to fast-track the 2017 - 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) proposal to avoid a stand-off.
The team chaired by Kassim Ziro wants TUM management to table a counter proposal of the CBA handed over to Administration and Planning Registrar Dr Kilungu Matata on Tuesday, December 5, 2016.
The CBA containing better terms of service for the non-academic staff was handed presented to Dr Matata by Ziro who was flanked by Secretary John Ogwang, treasurer Khamisi Kurichwa among other officials.
Ziro expressed optimism that the management would respond promptly and accordingly to ‘avoid the matters of arrears which in most cases appear to be a burden to the management’.
“We have, as a Union, played our part but this is not enough. The management should also respond promptly and accordingly,” Ziro said.
The move was the Union’s landmark achievement since they were voted to office in March as it was part of the officials’ campaign pledge then.
But is is a procedure for the management to provide a counter-proposals, a process Ziro and his team wish is concluded by June 30, 2017 so that the CBA takes effect by July 1, 2017.