A pay hike wrangle that posed a threat to the resurrected smooth running of Chancellor College (Chanco) will soon be a memory as concerned parties have reached a common understanding.
Chanco’s support staff have accepted a 25 percent salary increment following a series of dialogues with the University Council on the matter. However, the increment will be done in two phases.
Media reports indicate that the employees will in the meantime get a 12 percent increment and will get the remaining 13 percent in January next year after midyear budget review.
The support staff started the fight for a 40 percent salary increase soon after the council addressed salary disparity issue involving lecturers in the university. The employees’ move was perceived as counterproductive and ill-timed since it followed another serious economic conflict.
They went as far as firing a 21 day ultimatum for their issue to be brought to the Council’s attention. Their grievances have since been addressed within the ultimatum period.
The institution opened on 17th July having closed on 23rd December last year. The holiday was prolonged by the salary disparity issue involving lecturers. There were fears, it was going to get longer if the support staff were ignored.