Hope For Classroom Teachers As Unions Re-ignite Constructive CBA Regotiation
Classroom teachers have a reason smile after going for a year dryspell without salary increment following the sighing of a non-monetary 2021-2025 collective bargaining agreement as the union re-ignite constctive CBA negotiation.
It has now come to our notice that the union have re-ignited salary negotiations with TSC.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has urged to remain calm as the union engages TSC on the 2021-2025 CBA.
Knut has assured its members that the next CBA deal will favour the classroom teacher who were sidelined in 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement.
Speaking at Sikusi in Kabuchai constituency on Saturday during the burial of former Bungoma Central Knut executive secretary Fred Sichangi, Kennedy Nyamwanda, Knut national treasurer urged TSC, the ministries of Education and Labour to ensure that teachers welfare are catered.
He said the last agreement that was signed by TSC and Knut did not favour the classroom teachers, adding that this time the classroom teacher will be favoured in a deal that is yet to be signed by the TSC and other stakeholders.
Nyamwanda urged teachers to remain calm and back Knut efforts in fighting for their interests nationally.
“I want all teachers to rally behind Knut to ensure that every teacher is aware of what is going on and ensure that their demands are sorted,” he said.
John Wesonga, Western region Knut chairman, faulted the elected leaders for failing to fight for the interests of common mwananchi while at the assembly.
He went ahead and accused some politicians who during the campaigns pledge to support the education sector only to disappear after the election.
The Kenya Kwanza principal Moses Wetang’ula who was also present at the burial promised to take into consideration the welfare of teachers if the alliance takes over the government.
However, Wetangula did not give finer details on who they are going to support education and the welfare of teachers in the country.
Wetangula finally said in his defense that that he has supported teachers welfare when he was in government and serving as a senator.