Stop Your Plots to Frustrate Teachers’ Demands, KUPPET Tells SRC
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET)has accused the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) of scheming to frustrate teachers’ demands for new salaries and allowances.
The union officials led by KUPPET Secretary General Akello Misori were reacting to a story in a local daily which reported that the SRC had increased house allowances for civil servants.
According to the article, civil servants in Nairobi in Job Group A will get Ksh 3,750 up from Ksh 3,000.
Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday, Akello Misori said that the ‘new’ allowances were not new and said that the SRC had published an out-dated circular in a “mischievous scheme” to frustrate teachers’ demands.
“Since 2019 when we presented our final memorandum of demands to the TSC for the 2021-2025 CBA cycle, the SRC has employed numerous tactics to defeat the union’s course,” said Misori.
The union, he added, had recommended the harmonization of house allowances across all job groups to the rates currently paid to Nairobi teachers. He thus renewed the call for the same countrywide.
However, when reached for comment, SRC denied having issued the circular.
“Please note that the story is incorrect and untrue. We have not issued any circular as purported by the local daily,” said Anthony Mwangi, the head of corporate communications.