Employment and labour relation Court in Kisumu has stopped illegal sacking of about 80 Kisii University Employees.
The Employees who had received the letters were sacked under grounds that the university had run short of finances due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
Justice Mathews Nduma through a petition filed by the Kenya University Staff Union Kisii Chapter stopped the sacking until the case has been heard.
Addressing the Media immediately after receiving the order, the union chairman Mr. Joshua Momanyi said the employees were not served any notice before the sacking. He termed the move by the university as illegal.
“Some employees have worked at the university since 2010. With this COVID-19 people are being laid off without any reasonable explanation. We have always tried to negotiate with our management to see the best way possible but the management has refused to lift the sacking,” Said Momanyi.
The union said the sacked workers’ SACCO subscription has not been paid for over one year now and their loans are still pending. The employees were not given any pay after receiving sacking letters from the University.
Victor Momanyi the Union deputy Treasure said they have done several meetings with the university in vain.
“We have advised them severally but the crisis at the university is how money is spent. There are many ways of reducing expenses instead of sacking employees whose families depend on,” He said.
The Union said it will Pursue Justice via the courts until the end.