In Summary
  • The teachers were set to receive phase three of the Sh54 billion 2017- 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Mr Sossion said, introducing two parallel payrolls for teachers based on the union they belong to is discrimination of employees.
  • On Friday, TSC stopped the pay rise of 103,624 teachers who are Knut members.

The supremacy battle between teachers and their employer yesterday intensified as Knut demanded immediate salary increments that had been stopped by TSC.

Knut secretary-general Wilson Sossion said stopping the pay increment for 103,624 teachers based on misinformation and lies amounted to discrimination and termed the action as malicious.

The teachers were set to receive phase three of the Sh54 billion 2017- 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

FALSE INFORMATION

Mr Sossion said the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) must correct the false information they have issued terming it as propaganda and intimidation.

"All these wars the TSC is creating are meant to kill and dismantle Knut, which will never happen,” said the union official.

Mr Sossion said, introducing two parallel payrolls for teachers based on the union they belong to is discrimination of employees.

"Matters of teachers are governed by law, there is no way an employer will pay teachers using pay rolls," he said.

He said all the money for teachers’ promotions had been approved by Parliament and should be released to teachers.

On Friday, TSC stopped the pay rise of 103,624 teachers who are Knut members.

SCAM

Mr Sossion said tampering with teachers’ pay and recovering money paid to Knut members in the first and second phases of the CBA amounts to a scam.

TSC’s head of corporate communications, Mr Kihumba Kamotho, said the payroll for Knut members had not factored in phase three of the 2017- 2021 CBA because the court ordered that their terms be based on the schemes of service and not career progression guidelines.

Mr Kamotho said the court’s judgment had necessitated preparation of two parallel payrolls in order to comply with the ruling without disadvantaging teachers who are not Knut members.

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