All in all, the government has already blocked USD$459 million of the 2022 higher education budget
The Kenyan government signed a new collective bargaining agreement on October 28, 2019, but has yet to allocate the budget to honor the agreement
The strike was called after the workers were pushed to a “breaking point” according to the UCU
In order to make all public institutions of higher learning and research absolutely free, the government has to pay hardly 1% of GDP (i.e. less than Rs 2 lakh crore or USD 30.76 billion)
Seven students, including the president of the students’ union, were detained for four hours and tortured.
Dr. Martin Aidnik from the Tallinn University Trade Union speaks about the strike in Estonia calling for increased funds for research
Academic unions say that the current center-right coalition government in Estonia has backtracked from its promise to raise state funding for research to 1% of the country’s GDP