KUPPET now wants the remuneration body (SRC) to harmonize teachers’ housing allowance.
Kuppet secretary General Akelo Misori demanded that the allowance given to teachers in all counties be made to fit within a similar bracket.
Misori accused the Salaries and Remuneration Commission of scuttling ongoing discussions between the teacher’s employer and union.
The teacher’s house allowance is said to have been crafted from the rates charged in Nairobi which was seen not to be the most expensive.
But the SG now says some areas like Kiambu and coastal regions are more expensive.But Misori decried that the current rates are not sustainable for a teacher leaving in any county across the country.
Misori said the current allowance only allows teachers to stay in slums and shanties.He recommended an upward review which would fit teachers living in all counties.
“Some of the allowances reported as new were awarded to the teachers’ ages ago, even before 2016-2021 CBA,” he said.
Misori said despite the SRC plan to stop discussions between the unions and teachers’ employers, a decision must be made.
KUPPET deputy secretary general Moses Nthurima said the current allowance is a mockery of pay.He said if the union demands are not met, they will take the next action, which they did not reveal.
Now the unionist wants SRC to consider economic inflation as witnessed in the country.