Kenya National Union of Teachers(KNUT) Secretary General,Mr. Collins Oyuu has cast blames on the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, SRC for blocking teachers’ salary hikes.
Oyuu,who seemed to have no issues with the teachers’ service commission, TSC, identified SRC as the major stumbling block towards teachers’ salaries hike in the country.
Addressing the press moments after the 17″ KEPSHA Annual Conference held at Sheikh Khalifa Educational Centre Hall in Mombasa County recently,the union’s boss accused the Salaries and Remuneration Commission for constantly blocking teachers’ salary hike, even when the teachers deserve it, yet teachers ignorantly blame TSC for the same.
The secretary General said that it is a right for all workers across the world to have an annual salary increment.
Mr. Oyuu however stated that Cabinet Secretary for Treasury, Mr. Ukur Yatani has allocated an additional budget of Sh14.9 billion to TSC whose budget has risen to Sh296.6 billion from Sh281.7 billion this year (2021).
He however added that TSC will receive extra Sh 15 billion for the year 2022/2023 financial year, with sources saying that the additional money is meant for pay rise for existing teachers and hiring of new teachers in the country.
He urged the government to give teachers an annual salary increment just like other civil servants in the country, noting that the move would enable teachers to work more effectively.‾