Kuppet gives TSC, SRC 10 Days to Review Salaries
Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers has called on SRC and TSC to adhere to teachers’ salary increments by the end of July.
Kuppet secretary general Akelo Misori, said teachers are overburdened by high taxes which has resulted in high cost of living.
This is despite the government’s promise to increase the salaries.
“Kuppet demands immediate action by SRC and TSC to conclude the salary increment for teachers that has already been agreed between the union and the President,” Misori said.
“Regrettably and despite assurances, TSC and SRC are still going round in circles even as teachers suffer the burden of increased taxes and high inflation.”
Misori spoke on Tuesday in a press conference held at Kuppet offices in Nairobi.
He said in May, President William Ruto held a meeting with the union’s National Governing Council and he assured the government’s commitment to award teachers a salary rise of at least 10 per cent upon passage of the Finance Bill.
“We have made numerous correspondences with TSC over the review of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and when the President gave it a nod, we thought that Treasury and TSC were aware,” Misori said.
He said there is no further delay and TSC must occasion a meeting with Kuppet to work out the increment and have the same factored in teachers’ salaries this month.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers demanded a 60 per cent salary increase for teachers as per the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The union secretary general Collins Oyuu said the teachers’ pay was last reviewed in 2016/2017.
“The teachers received the last salary increment in two phases-2016/2017 and 2017/2018 since the increase they were awarded was minimal it was fully paid in two instalments,” Oyuu said.
He called for a review of the 2021-25 collective bargaining agreement, which was signed with non-monetary benefits.