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Kenya: Education minister thanks UASU for calling off strike

published 5 December 2006 updated 5 December 2006

A six-week strike by university lecturers has been called off by their union, EI affiliate the University Academic staff Union (UASU), to pave way for negotiations.

Education Minister Prof. George Saitoti thanked the UASU for calling off the lecturers' strike adding that the government is committed to improving working conditions in Kenyan universities. UASU members had been seeking pay increases and the establishment of a research fund.

Lecturers and students alike are optimistic that talks between the government and lecturers, set for Wednesday, will resolve the matter.