Teachers under the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) issued a seven-day strike notice to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), on Thursday, June 3.
KUPPET Secretary-General Akelo Misori – while speaking at a press conference in Nairobi – stated that they will down their tools if the employer fails to raise teachers’ salaries and offer them promotions.
The decision to revolt was occasioned by TSC’s delay to negotiate and implement the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), with the current one set to expire in July 2021.
“Teachers expect nothing other than a salary review this year. We have gathered that TSC was advised by the Salaries Remuneration Commission (SRC), but TSC has not shared the advisory with us,” Misori warned.
KUPPET listed its demands to TSC, stating it wants teachers to be offered a 70 percent pay rise in the next CBA, from the current 30 percent.
It also demanded that the Ministry of Education under CS George Magoha, ensure that salary increase arrears for over 3500 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teachers transferred from TSC to the Public Service Commission (PSC) are provided before the current CBA – 2017-2021 – expires.
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