Education bosses summoned over Knut pay protest

PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE Knut chairman Wilson Sossion (R) and other union officials when they said teachers would press on with their demand that a salary deal signed in 1997 is honoured. Civil servants indicated they would also call a strike as President Uhuru Kenyatta summoned education bosses to State House to resolve the crisis.

What you need to know:

  • Knut leaders had earlier in the day sharply criticised Labour Secretary Kazungu Kambi who had on Tuesday said that an agreement signed in 1997 between the union and the government was obsolete
  • Knut chairman Wilson Sossion said that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Act allowed agreements between government and the teachers to be enforced after being gazetted by the minister
  • The Kenya Civil Servants Union has indicated it could also ask its members to go on strike as it demands increases of up to 60 per cent in allowances for its members

The nationwide strike called by teachers’ unions entered its second day on Wednesday with numerous schools across the country hard hit by the boycott called to push for higher allowances.


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