Kenya National Union of Teachers (knut) has given new demands on on the review of salaries in the non monetary CBA that was signed last year. The Union secretary General Collins Oyuu wants the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) be revisited and a pay rise be effected in three months.
The Secretary said he had initiated discussions with the employer Teachers Service Commission (TSC) over the possibilities of renegotiating the 2021-2025 CBA Agreement.
TSC has already been allocated funds to boost the TSC kitty for the same purpose. KNUT is therefore determined to negotiate with the employer and other stakeholders so as to expedite the process.
On the other hand Oyuu wants the employer TSC to offset the bills for TPD . Teachers who want to enrol for the course are supposed to part with a fee of 6000 and the course is supposed to take a duration of 30 years which the unions argue as too long. The Union is also demanding that the employer shoulders for the 6000.
KUPPET Executive Secretary also hit at TSC for freezing salary increment even when effects of Covid -19 had hit hard the teachers citing the freeze on salary negotiations. Misori said the economy was greatly improving and there was need for the TSC to reopen talks on salaries review.