The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has called teacher trade unions to discuss a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), three days after Wilson Sossion resigned from the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).
TSC Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Macharia, on Monday, June 28, announced that the talks will be held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi starting the next day.
Sossion, while quitting as KNUT Secretary-General, lamented that TSC had frustrated teachers due to his hardline stances on championing teachers’ rights.
He urged relative government ministries, Treasury and Labour, to expedite teachers’ dues now that he was out of office.
One of the major squabbles between KNUT and TSC was the promotion of teachers and salary increments. The current CBA (2017-2021) is poised to expire in July 2021 and failed negotiations between the employer and teachers raised doubts over their future.
KNUT, Kenya Union of Special Needs Education teachers (KUSNET) and Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUSNET) called on TSC to act and lay down strategies for the 2021-2025 CBA.