Teachers have rejected a plan by their employer to increase their salary between 2.5% to 9% after they failed to agree on the review of their salaries.
The plan by their employer-Teachers Service Commission(TSC)- could have seen the lowest-paid teacher in job group B5 raise his /her basic minimum salary by Ksh 1037 from the current Ksh 21 756 to Ksh 22,793 in the first year and to 23, 830 by July 2024.
Talks hit a dead end on August 22, 2023, after union officials refused to sign an agreement prepared by TSC.
The teachers were represented by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) and Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (Kusnet) who accused TSC of deceit saying the offer was below the 7-10 per cent proposed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission(SRC) for all civil servants, security forces and teachers.
What do you think of the recent plans by the Union officials to reject the minimum salary pay increase?
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Judy Jepchirchir, the untouchable employment agency boss
An official at the centre of a parliamentary inquiry into an alleged overseas job has raised questions about her influence as she continues to act with impunity, including snubbing a Senate committee at least three times
This has prompted protests from committee members and alleged victims that she may be enjoying the protection of powerful government figures.
Just last month, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u was fined Sh500,000 by the Senate’s Education committee for snubbing five invitations to answer questions on retired teachers’ pensions. The committee also said that if the CS failed to honour its next invitation, it would initiate his removal from office.
Revealed: Azimio’s New Demand that Will Cause Fresh Storms in the Ongoing Bipartisan Talks at Bomas
The Kenya Kwanza administration and the opposition camp Azimio are continuing with the bipartisan talks to address the issues raised by the opposition. The talks are being held at the Bomas of Kenya with Kenya Kwanza having five committee members led by National Assembly majority leader Kimani Ichungwa.
On the other side, Azimio team also consist of five members who are led by Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
According to the reliable source we have with us from the Daily Nation newspaper dated today Wednesday 23rd August 2023, fresh storms rocks the bipartisan talks following the decision of the opposition side of Raila Odinga’s faction calling for the inclusion of the boundaries review agenda.
Gachagua Slams Azimio-Kenya Kwanza Talks and Exposes Ruto-Raila Meeting As He Says This
In a surprising turn of events, Kenyan politician Gachagua has vehemently dismissed the ongoing Azimio-Kenya Kwanza talks, deeming them an unproductive use of time and resources.
The talks, which have been garnering significant attention in political circles, were intended to foster unity among various political factions in Kenya.
Gachagua’s scathing criticism comes as a blow to the proponents of the initiative who were hoping for a show of solidarity in the face of a rapidly changing political landscape.