Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has protested the promotion of teachers by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and demanded that it’s done afresh.
The union discredited the first evaluation on promotions claiming that the exercise only targeted what the teachers owned neglecting their teaching capacity.
This is after they had a four-day meeting with the commission. KUPPET Chairman Milemba Omboko said that hundreds of teachers had been left out in the promotion.
“We are demanding a re-evaluation exercise targeting over 100,000 of our members as the first one was unfair and never considered the welfare and potential of teachers,” he said.
He further added that they had agreed to meet in two weeks’ time to review the teachers’ medical scheme.
This is to resolve the issue of the 30-day maternity period given to teachers who are pushing for 90 days in accordance with the law.
The union secretary-general Akelo Misori stated that all diploma teachers would be promoted under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
“The 2016 CBA is on the last days and we and TSC have developed new job descriptions capturing the true worth of a classroom teacher,” he said.
Misori further added that SRC had agreed to promote 1,000 graduates who initially had P1 qualifications with the roll out of the CBC curriculum.
“We have agreed to suspend the requirements of a master’s degree for Principals or other promotions within the teaching service,” the unionist said in conclusion.