No Salary Increament Deal For Teachers And Other Civil Servants In The next Financial Year.
For the first time in history, the Teachers and other civil servants are likely to troop in polling booths in August 2022 general elections and leave empty-handed.
In this election year teachers are deeply divided and appear powerless in addressing their pay rise demands only to survive at the mercies of the government on renumeration.
Last year teachers were to renew their 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) but the union’s made the greatest mistake ever when they went ahead and signed a non-monetary CBA leaving teachers empty-handed and helpless.
Over 341,000 teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission have for months been anticipating for pay rise but the things are it is not going to happen any time soon.
From trusted sources, this year the National Treasury has not factored in any funds for the pay rise for Teachers and other civil servants in the budget that will be presented before Parliament on April 7.
The renegotiation of the non-monetary CBA that was signed last year seems to bear no fruits whatsoever.
Over years the government has been taking into consideration the pay rise demands once the teachers down their tools to take it to streets.
According to the Former Knut Secretary General Mr Wilson Sossion the government tends to only understand teachers demands once a strike is held that paralyze learning in both primary and secondary schools across the country.
” In salary negotiation, the only language that the government has proven to understand better is strikes and pressure, but if the unions secede to remain cool, teachers can not get anything”. Mr Sossion told the nation media yesterday.
The way things are, Teachers have no guarantee of salary increment in the next five years because the teacher’s unions made a great mistake last year to sign a binding agreement that does not allow teachers to receive any pay rise for the entire period.