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Full professors will get in excess of Sh1 million in arrears each, while the lowest paid staff the tutorial fellows and assistant lecturers will pocket over Sh800,000 each.

Under the signed deal, the highlight of which was a 17.5 per cent increase in basic salary, it was agreed that the lecturers will be paid in full and the arrears backdated to July, 2013, at a date not later than June 30, 2017.

Public university lecturers are gearing up for a cash boom in accumulated arrears, going by the Sh6 billion collective bargaining agreement deal signed on Tuesday.

University Academic Staff Union (Uasu) secretary-general Constantine Wasonga said all academic staff will benefit from arrears that have accrued over the four years of the CBA.

Full professors will get a total of Sh37,057 monthly in arrears, which, calculated over about 48 months, will give them more than Sh1.7 million each.

The second highest cadre in university ranking, an associate professor, will pocket between Sh1.03 million and Sh1.5 million for the lowest and highest paid respectively. This is based on a salary increase of Sh21,517 and Sh30,268.

Senior lecturers who were earning between Sh94,215 and Sh135,243 will now pocket between Sh110,703 and Sh158,911, representing an increase of Sh16,488 and Sh23,688 respectively.

This increase, when fully implemented, will give senior lecturers between Sh791,424 and Sh1.14 million.

Lecturers, on the other hand, are set to get Sh998,448 in arrears calculated at a salary increment of Sh20,801 a month, while tutorial fellows and assistant lecturers will get about Sh838,320.

All these are exclusive of a 3.9 per cent house allowance increment awarded to all academic staff across the board.

Dr Wasonga termed the deal “the best under the circumstances since it has harmonised salaries for all academic staff”.

The deal was signed between Uasu and the Inter-Public University Consultative Council Forum.

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