The unions of teachers have begun negotiations with their employers in a renewed push for higher pay and benefits.
The unions urge the Teachers Service Commission to reconsider the current 2021-202 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in order to allow for a pay hike.
The (Knut) and the (Kuppet), two prominent teachers’ unions, have already held separate meetings with TSC to start negotiations.
In their initial meeting with TSC managers last week in Nakuru, the two unions reportedly presented their proposals.
According to information from the two private meetings, Knut is requesting a pay raise of 60% while Kuppet is asking for a raise of 42%.
There was no financial component to the present CBA, which was agreed to by the two unions and TSC in 2021.
The government’s shortage of resources as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak that struck the nation in 2020 was the cause of this.