Salary Increment For Teachers Aborted. Teachers have had quite a number of proposals regarding their salary increment. The proposals have been put forward by the teacher’s unions. However, their requests have now been quashed after President William Ruto rejected any kind of salary increment for teachers. Initially, the teachers had high hopes of getting a salary payrise as promised in the coming financial year as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Teachers Union Executive Meeting With The President
Talks regarding review of the 2021-2025 collective bargaining agreement had kicked off. The talks were between the teachers’ unions and the Teachers Service Commission. Last week, the Kenya Union Of Post Primary Teachers together with the Kenya National Union of Teachers held a meeting with the president. The union officials were pushing for 40% and 60% pay increments respectively. However, the president rejected the demands arguing that the state of the economy at the moment is wanting. He confirmed that the salary increment demands can’t be supported at the moment. Joseph Abincha, the kisii secretary chapter affirmed that the president was not able to support the payrise demands at the moment but vowed to revisit the salary increment issue once the economy is improved and is stable. The president had met with the teachers’ union officials in asking for support of the 3% housing levy. Before the 3% housing levy talks began, the officials raised the salary increment issue to the president, but was however rejected.
On matters pertaining the finance bill, the president was categorical in stating that it has to be passed by all means. ” we aired out our points and arguments, he also said his points, but we disagreed on quite a number of them”. The union officials said. The union officials argued that the 3% housing levy is going to affect teachers a great deal as most teachers are not interested in the affordable housing scheme. The KUPPET national office was used for communication after the state house meeting had ended. SMS messages and calls to Akelo Misori went futile in an attempt to get his views on the same. Collins Oyuu on the other hand kept quiet about the issue. Consultations with the president were unsuccessful.
Salary Increment For Teachers Aborted
The president further confirmed that the housing project was kenya kwanza’s manifesto and it had to be passed by all means. However, the president didn’t indicate plans of a salary increment for teachers in the near future, dealing teachers a great blow.