Include KNUT school administrators in this month’s payrise.Sossion to TSC.

Teachers Service Commission(TSC) is expected to implement the fourth phase of 2017 -2021 collective bargaining agreement CBA .

According to Daily Nation,The Kenya National Union of The KNUT through its boss Wilson Sossion has asked the commision to include administrators in the Union ,in this month’s pay rise.

The administrators include at least 103,000 school heads,deputies and senior teachers.

During the third phase of implementation of the CBA, 103,634 teachers were exempted following a tussle between the union and employer.

KNUT had won a court case that aimed to stop the progression guidelines used by the TSC to increase teachers salaries.

All the teachers that were excluded were members of KNUT.

July Payroll

Teachers are expectant as TSC is to complete the July payroll come Monday.

K N U T secretary-general Wilson sossion has asked the Teachers Service Commission to pay the teachers all the pending salaries from July last year to July 2020.

“It is against international labour practices for an employer to withhold teachers’ salaries when the finances have been budgeted for,” said Mr Sossion.

It is wrong to punish teachers

The firebrand secretary-general warned the employer against punishing teachers for wrongs that they never did.

He added that CBA is a very legal document hence the commision has no option but to respect it.

Several principals divulged to one of the dailies that they had missed between between Sh16,000 to Sh23,000 monthly that was meant for their monthly pay rise.

Consequently,several frustrated teachers moved to KUPPET whose members received full benefit of the CBA.

Some principals however said that their attempts to join KUPPET has not succeded as their applications have not been validated through the TSC portal.

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