Teachers demanded that employers and the Teacher Services Team (TSC) immediately raise salaries to 60%.
Teachers announced on Wednesday that they will receive no less than a salary increase through an umbrella organization by the Kenyan National Teachers Union (KNUT).
According to Secretary General Knut Collins Game, unions have submitted a proposal to the TSC requesting reviews of the Collective Agreement (CBA) 2021–2025.
For the next five years, the CBA did not increase teacher salaries:
Two weeks ago, the TSC and teachers ’unions, among other issues, retreated to Nayvasha for CBA reviews.
Knuth points out that President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a salary increase for civil servants in celebration of Labor Day to completely save the country’s economy from the shocks of the Covid-19 explosion.
According to Mr Game, to ensure that teachers receive their salaries as soon as possible, TSC should submit teacher salary proposals to the Monthly and Monthly Group (SRC).
“We both agreed to a structured interview and agreed to a salary increase.”
Knut also called for the promotion of teachers of higher education levels.
According to Mr. Game, more than 60,000 teachers have such degrees, master’s degrees and PhD degrees. He encouraged ordinary people as well to take part in completing this great task: “One of the things that you and other people can do is keep the pressure … there will be some difficult decisions for the government”.