We shall continue engaging Govt over teachers’ salaries, KUPPET Chairman says

KUPPET Chairman and Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba speaking at Bungoma Air Strip Grounds during an Interdenominational Prayer and Thanks Giving. /Photo By Achola Bulimo Mathews

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The  Teachers  unions will  continue  engaging the  National  Government through  the  Ministry of  Education, Teachers Service  Commission  TSC and  Salaries and  Remuneration  Commission (SRC)  So  as to  improve  the working  conditions  of Tutors and  increment  of their salaries.

This was said by the KUPPET chairman who is also the Member of Parliament for Emuhaya Constituency Omboko Milemba.

Speaking  at  Bungoma Air  Strip  Grounds during  an  Interdenominational  Prayer and Thanks  Giving   Service attended  by  President Dr.  William Ruto, Milemba  said the on-going  talks  with TSC  Over  salaries increment  from  7-10 % is just  but  a start  but  they expect  it  to increase  to  30% and  above  during their next meeting.

“We  noticed that  during  the recent  salaries  increment as  per  the SRC  Gazette  notice the  lowest  paid teacher  was  allocated 2.5%  up to  a maximum of  9.4%  something that  raised   an alarm  amongst  the Teachers  unions  KUPPET and  KNUT, hence the need  for consultations with  the  teachers employer  TSC  to solve  the  stalemate in line  with  the 2021  Collective  Bargaining agreement  CBA, Said  Hon Milemba.”

KUPPET  Chairman  used the  occasion  to thank  President  Ruto on  his efforts to address teachers shortage  crisis  in the  country  by so  far  employing a total  of  56,000 tutors  with  an expected  addition  of 36,000  new teachers.

According  to Milemba a total  of Kshs  1.2  Billion allocated  towards  promotions of  teachers  in the  Supplementary  Budget will  go  a long way  in  improving teachers  welfare  urging the  head  of state  in  conjunction with  the  Education Cabinet  Secretary  Ezekiel Machogu  to  continue uplifting  the  standards of  Teachers  for quality  Education.

Other dignitaries in attendance were Deputy  President Rigathi  Gachagua, Prime  Cabinet Secretary  Musalia  Mudavadi, Speaker  of  the  National Assembly Moses  Wetangula, amongst  other leaders.

By Achola Bulimo Mathews

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