The new Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Collins Oyuu, has indicated that knut members who were left out of salary increment during the third and fourth phases of implementation of 2017-2021 CBA will smile all the way to their banks.
This follows a successful meeting between new KNUT leadership and TSC that led to unlocking of the pay.
This means that Knut members will have a total salary increase of between Sh8,000 and Sh15,000, back dated to cover the last two tranches (2019 and 2020) they missed out as their counterparts in other unions enjoyed salary increase.
At the same time, some of the teachers will also be promoted after they missed out on the opportunities when the rest of their colleagues were moved up during implementation of the CBA.
Full implementation of 2017-2021 CBA saw primary school teachers who were previously on job group B5 earning a basic salary of Sh21,345, moved to C1 with a salary increment of about Sh8,000.
Allowances for these teachers were also increased tremendously. They enjoyed a new house allowance of Sh4,200, commuter of Sh4,000 and hardship allowance of Sh8,200.
It is important to note that head teachers and their deputies who were Knut members also lost greatly under the last phase of the CBA.
For example, a head teacher who was earning Sh45,000 in June 2019 now earns Sh62,272 as their Knut counterparts salaries remained unchanged.
The good news is that teachers who are KNUT members will receive their salaries after the new KNUT SG, collins Oyuu, made successful meeting with TSC.
Fresh details have also emerged that Teachers’ employer, TSC, has invited the unions to a second meeting sthat will take place next week on Tuesday to carry on with the botched Collective Bargaining Agreement(CBA) talks.
The previous meeting held on June 29th, 2021 ended unfruitfully after unions rejected a counteroffer that lacked monetary component.
According to sources familiar with this writer, all the three unions, Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) and the Kenya Union of Special Education Teachers (Kusnet) have been invited to the meeting