In Summary

  • Kuppet secretary-general Akelo Misori said that they expected TSC to come up with a clear framework of implementing the CBA within two weeks.
  • Knut and Kuppet rejected a proposal by the teachers employer to have the Sh54 billion deal implemented annually as salary increase.
  • The unions threatened to block secondary and primary school heads association officials and other education stakeholders from attending the meeting

Talks between teachers’ unions and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) over the implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will now resume after two weeks.

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) secretary-general Akelo Misori told the Nation that they expected TSC to come up with a clear framework of implementing the CBA within two weeks.

“The talks have not really collapsed, we are giving them time to come up with a comprehensive schedule when we resume talks in two weeks,” Mr Misori said.  

REJECTED PROPOSAL

On Friday, representatives of the teachers’ unions and TSC officials failed to agree on the implementation of the agreement signed last year and instead rescheduled the meeting.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and Kuppet rejected a proposal by the teachers employer to have the Sh54 billion deal implemented annually as salary increase.

The unions also made good their threat to block secondary and primary school heads association officials and other education stakeholders from attending the meeting.

Sources at the meeting revealed that after long arguments, the commission asked for time to consult before inviting the teachers for another meeting.

If implemented annually, it will cost Sh13.7 billion.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Teachers had also demanded that they be given the payment schedule in advance but TSC declined.

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