The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) rejected the Colletive Bargaining Agreement (CBA) deal proposed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The meeting held on Tuesday, June 29, at Safari Park hotel, Nairobi ended in a standoff between the teacher’s unions and its employer as both parties could not agree on the terms stipulated.
According to KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori, the offer proposed by TSC did not include any monetary gains – which he alleged to be among the teachers’ major grievances.
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He also faulted the commission for using the Covid-19 pandemic as grounds to deny teachers’ salary increments.
The negotiations had been pegged to be a clean slate between the unions and TSC as they had been in a standoff over the promotion of teachers as well as their salary increments.
The announcement of negotiations, made by TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, came just days after Wilson Sossion had exited his position as the Secretay General for KNUT.