UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SECTION
Industrial relations matters at the University are handled by the Industrial Relations Section under the Office of the Registrar Administration. The Industrial Relations Section supports the University in maintaining sound industrial relations by playing a liaison role with the various stakeholders namely staff unions, Federation of Kenya Employers, Industrial Court of Kenya, Salaries and Remuneration Commission and the Government among many others.
Members of staff at the University are represented by three unions namely Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) for teaching staff; Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU) for non-teaching staff on Grades 5-14; and, Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied (KUDHEIHA) Workers for staff on Grades I-IV.
The Universities negotiate with the unions on Basic Salaries and House Allowances and other national matters through the Inter Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum of the Federation of Kenya Employers (IPUCCF) of the Federation of Kenya Employers coordinated at the University of Nairobi.
The University and the three unions have enjoyed a cordial relationship build over the years though mutual trust and continuous engagements on key pertinent issues on staff welfare.
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SECTION ACTIVITIES IN 2013/2014:
In the Financial Year 2013/2014, the University realized the following in industrial relations:
- Management signed the 2010-2012 & 2012-2013 Internal Collective Bargaining Agreements with Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU) on September 30, 2013.
- Management signed the 2012-2013 Internal Collective Bargaining Agreement with KUDHEIHA Workers on January 15, 2014.
- Management signed the 2012-2013 Internal Collective Bargaining Agreement with Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) on January 28, 2014.
- IPUCCF signed a Return to Work Formula with the unions on March 19, 2014 at the Ministry of Labour on the implementation of the 2010-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreements which the University of Nairobi paid on May 30, 2014.
The University has continued to respond to issues raised by the unions and all the other stakeholders on labour matters through consultative meetings, sensitizations and correspondences consistently.
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