Teachers in Kenya have threatened to boycott their duties next week should the government, through the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), fail to address their grievances.
The teachers who are under the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education (KUPPET) submitted a list of their demands to TSC.
They want the commission to negotiate and implement the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), with the current one set to expire next month.
They also demand teachers to be offered a 70 per cent pay rise in the next CBA, from the current 30 per cent.
KUPPET are also calling for salary increase arrears for over 3500 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) teachers transferred from TSC to the Public Service Commission (PSC) as stipulated in 2017-2021 CBA.
“Teachers expect nothing other than a salary review this year. We have gathered that TSC was advised by the Salaries Remuneration Commission (SRC), but TSC has not shared the advisory with us,” said KUPPET Secretary General Akello Misori.
Teachers under the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) are yet to issue their stand.