Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi has said today that teachers’ salary review will only be done after the Salaries Remuneration Commission completes job evaluation
Speaking this morning, Kaimenyi said the ministry had been advised not to engage in salary review until the job evaluation was completed.
Kaimenyi added that “teachers’ unions KUPPET and KNUT are demanding an unreasonable salary increment”
The Cabinet Secretary said that the Ksh. 700B the teachers are demanding is 40% of last year’s national budget and that they must accept job evaluation first.
The Cabinet Secretary said that teachers get a hardship allowance of Ksh. 6.7B while other public servants get 4.6B.
He added that the government remits Ksh. 90M to unions and that KNUT officials get Ksh. 1.2M plus monthly allowances.
He spoke this morning even as the two unions KUPPET and KNUT together with teachers’ employer TSC were expected in the industrial court for further directions on their case
The Industrial Court will engage the main players in education in a bid to find a solution to end the ongoing teachers’ strike.
KNUT and KUPPET are demanding a 300% pay raise in addition to 35 other allowances.
The teachers’ strike is currently on its second week.