KAFUCO signs Recognition Agreement with KUSU

4 March 2021, 5:30 am Written by 
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Principal Prof Ogodo M.J Nandi and KUSU Secretary General Dr Charles Mukhwaya sign the Recognition Agreement Principal Prof Ogodo M.J Nandi and KUSU Secretary General Dr Charles Mukhwaya sign the Recognition Agreement

Kaimosi Friends University College (KAFUCO) Management has inked a Recognition Agreement (RA) with
the Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU), paving ground for representation of administrative, technical,
and ICT staff.
The document will regulate the relationship between union members and the University Management,
including how to manage staff for maximum productivity.
It was signed by the Principal Prof Ogodo M.J Nandi, Deputy Principal Academic and Student Affairs Dr
Erick Okwako (for DP Finance and Development); and acting KUSU Chairman Ernest Wayaya, Secretary
General Dr Charles Mukhwaya and Treasurer James Makori.
The signing was witnessed by KAFUCO Legal Officer Linet Mayavi and interim branch Secretary Seth
Lugonzo.
Developed using a standard template, the signing ceremony came after approvals by the Management
and University College Council.
Hitherto the relationship between KAFUCO and the KUSU has been anchored on the Collective
Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed with Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology – the
parent institution.
The agreement presents KAFUCO the autonomy to directly engage the union and have substantive
officials representing members. Further, a committee by the University College Management Board can
now pursue a CBA.
Prof Nandi lauded the step and asked KUSU to pay special attention to young universities which have
unique challenges.
“We want to urge you to pay special attention to young universities. Our doors are open; nurture us
well. We do not want to repeat the mistakes made by established peers,” he remarked.
Dr Mukhwaya lauded the goodwill leading to the signing of the RA, which will help “regulate
engagements between the union and the university.
He challenged the management to consult the union and pledged to help KAFUCO branch grow.

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